Alcoa launched a new family of foundry alloys designed to meet the growing need for both part performance and lightweighting in the automotive industry. The alloys – SupraCast, EZCast, VersaCast and EverCast – have undergone trials with major automakers and their suppliers, exceeding expectations on strength, thermal performance and corrosion resistance. Compared to incumbent material, they are stronger, lighter weight and offer at least 20% better fatigue resistance. The alloys enable OEMs and foundries to tailor their parts to meet specific performance objectives. According to Eck Industries, a premium aluminum castings supplier, the alloys are also easy to cast, which adds value throughout the supply chain.