Automakers said to be using more aluminum

Jan 16, 2013 | 04:12 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  North American International Auto Show, Detroit, cars, aluminum, Aluminum Association, Alcoa, Randall Scheps, AHSS steel

CHICAGO — Automakers are increasingly looking to aluminum as they try to reduce the weight of cars and trucks to meet more stringent U.S. fuel-economy standards, according to one industry association.
Aluminum is the leading metal for engines and wheels and is quickly gaining ground in hoods, trunks and doors, the Aluminum Association said in a recent release, citing a study by Troy, Mich.-based market research firm Ducker Worldwide LLC. ....

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