Alcoa has been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Army worth up to $50 million for R&D projects focused on developing innovative, lightweighting solutions for ground combat vehicles. The company’s first project funded under the contract is an initiative to advance Alcoa-developed aluminum weld-wire alloys, which have been proven to increase the strength of welded joints as well as reduce corrosion of those welded joints on combat vehicles. Other R&D efforts will address various technologies associated with lightweighting such as aluminum forming technology, fastening and joining, modeling and simulation, material development and fabrication, energy conservation, and coating and corrosion technology.
Alcoa Awarded Contract from U.S. Army
March 21, 2016