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Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum To Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month

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In the stamping process for the F-150, Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum per month, the automaker recently announced. Using a state-of-the art closed-loop recycling process developed in partnership with aluminum suppliers, the company recycles enough scrap aluminum to produce the equivalent of 30,000 F-150 SuperCrew bodies each month—including doors, hood, tailgate and a 6.5-foot cargo box.

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Aluminum Extrusions: The “Secret” Reason Behind Tesla’s Success

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In a story by AutoGuide.com, Craig Cole dives into the one reason ‘no one talks about’ behind Tesla’s success: aluminum extrusions. In the article, Cole states, “Building vehicles out of aluminum extrusions can result in a strong, lighter product and, oddly enough, one that’s simpler as well. The flexibility of extrusion allows multiple components to be consolidated into single pieces, cutting mass, time and ultimately saving money.”

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High-Efficiency Future of Auto Industry Is Here

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In an recent article published in Slate Magazine, reporter Daniel Gross explains that in spite of a relatively recent decrease in fuel costs and a correlated uptick in consumers purchasing less fuel-efficient vehicles, the automotive industry continues to innovate to meet future fuel economy and carbon emissions standards. Gross highlights several innovative examples from the New York International Auto Show, including several electric vehicles and the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150

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