Alcoa introduces new aluminum wheel alloy for lighter weight but stronger wheels
Alcoa introduces new aluminum wheel alloy for lighter weight but stronger wheels 20 October 2013 Alcoa, the inventor and global leader of forged aluminum wheels, introduced its most advanced aluminum wheel alloy in 45 years. The new material enables lighter weight wheels at increased strength with the same corrosion-resistant characteristics as the industry standard, also made by Alcoa. Alcoa expects to introduce a new, advanced wheel featuring the alloy in early 2014. \ Unveiled at the American Trucking Association Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, the new lightweight alloy, called MagnaForce, is on average 16.5% stronger than the industry standard, Alcoa’s 6061 alloy, in similar applications. Alcoa will use the material to manufacture wheels for commercial transportation, where lighter weight products that increase fuel efficiency are in high demand...