As part of a pilot project, AUDI AG is procuring 20-inch wheels made of low-CO2 aluminum for the Audi e-tron GT, which will be supplied by Alcoa to RONAL GROUP, the manufacturer of the wheels. The premium car manufacturer is thus already reducing the CO2 emissions of the parts used in Audi models during the production phase.
According to a survey by the German Foundry Industry (BDG), 57 % of the German companies surveyed fear supply bottlenecks for preliminary products, auxiliary materials and raw materials in the future. The industry's feedback: Many international companies are able to deliver, and to offer their services despite the corona crisis. Who else supplies? Get an overview here!
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced that Alcoa has been successfully certified against the ASI Chain of Custody Standard for ten of its operations, which cover the entire upstream value chain, from bauxite mining to aluminium smelting and casting operations.
Weight plays an increasingly important role in the design of components. This also boosts the importance of magnesium, because the material not only excels as the lightest metallic construction material, but also offers numerous other advantages for series production.
Alcoa Innovation, a non-profit organization based in Quebec, Canada, supporting enterprises in their innovative projects based on aluminum, from design to prototypes, developed a concept for an aluminum mega trailer with a payload of 120 MT for a greenfield project of Arianne Phosphate Inc. We talked to Yves Archambault, Project Engineer Alcoa Innovation, and Jean-Sébastien David, Chief of Operations of Arianne Phosphate, about that cooperation.