Auto Aluminum News
Here at Cleveland Scrap Cars we make it simple to scrap a car in Euclid, N. Olmsted and Shaker Heights. When you sell us your car we will handle the old car removal quickly. We buy junk cars 6 days a week and offer a fast price for a junk car. Are you wondering where to scrap a car in Euclid, Aurora or Solon? To sell us your car simply call (216) 282-JUNK you can sell my car for cash today! Free towing aka old car removal is always included when you sell us your car. Our next story talks about new auto manufacturing materials used in production. This relates to auto scrap and recycling as the vehicle reaches end of life status, which could be 12 years from now or sooner if the car were to be “totaled out” by an insurance provider.
In the September 15, 2015 edition of recyclingtoday.com there was staff published article titled ‘Ford & Alcoa cooperate on new aluminum alloys’ with the following information: “Ford Motor Co. and Alcoa Inc., say they’re collaborating to produce new auto aluminum alloys that formable & design-friendly. It will use what Alcoa calls its new Micromill® material in multiple components on the 2016 F-150, becoming the 1st automaker to use the type of aluminum commercially. They have entered into a joint development agreement to collaborate on next-generation items using Micromill technology.
Applications for the material include structural components & exterior panels that meet Ford’s surface quality requirements. Light-weighting enables designing vehicles with great customer attributes. Raj Nair, Ford group VP and CTO of global product development explained that: The new F-150, can tow more, haul more, accelerate quicker & stop faster than the previous model and is more fuel-efficient.
The increased formability of Micromill aluminum makes it easier to shape into intricate forms, such as the inside panels of auto doors & external fenders. The increased strength allows for the use of thinner aluminum sheet without compromising dent resistance. Alcoa says Micromill is a fast, productive aluminum casting & rolling system, combining multiple technologies into the production system. A traditional rolling mill takes around 20 days to turn molten metal into coil; Micromill does it in just 20 minutes. Alcoa’s pilot Micromill facility is in San Antonio. An article on the Automotive News website says components made with the new material will be easy to recycle and will be all the same grade and can be re-melted together. Aluminum has a higher value than steel, the weight of vehicles & components handled by recyclers will drop. Items made with Micromill will be twice as formable and at least 30% lighter than those made from high strength steel.” The link to the complete article is available here.
According to Alcoa’s website, company sales exceeded 23B in 2014 in these (8) markets:
- Building & Construction
- Consumer Electronics
- Commercial Transportation
- Oil & Gas
It appears that Alcoa is seeking to rebound as there stock had receded a bit lately from a 17.60 point in November 2014 to 12.96 in March 2015 and is currently at 9.86 as of September 16, 2015. Alcoa is an important company for our local economy in Ohio as they have sites located in Barberton, Canton, Chillicothe, Cleveland and Niles, OH.
If wondering where to scrap a car in Euclid, Garfield Heights or Old Brooklyn, we encourage you choose CSC and the place where to scrap a car. We have been in the old car removal business for several years and when you sell us your car you can rest-assured that the vehicle will be recycled in a manner that is friendly to the environment. Recently, we have expanded our cash for cars service area to include Geauga County and Lake County. If needing to get “cash for your clunker”, give us a call. Our COD car buying service (cash on delivery) is available Monday through Saturday. Our scrap auto pricing is competitive and our junk vehicle buyer is on-hand when you call (216) 282-5865 to give you a quote for your junk car from 8AM to 5:30PM.
 Formability is defined by Metal Formaing Magazine as follows: the ability to form (or deform) a material. While mainly applied to manufacturing metallic items, artists define formability as the ability to shape their medium before it hardens and is no longer workable The link to the reference is found here: http://www.metalformingmagazine.com/magazine/article.asp?iid=25&aid=3966