There's been an awful lot written about CAFE standards for passenger cars, but very little about similar standards for other parts of the transportation industry. The heavy trucking sector in particular needs all the help it can get to shave weight off its vehicles.
Imagine being able to illegally download a physical product the same way you can with music and videos. That’s basically what’s happening with 3D printing and digital manufacturing, with huge repercussions in the intellectual property domain.
Ford will be the first automaker to commercially use Alcoa's tough & fast Micromill aluminum alloy process and materials, debuting on several 2016 F-150 truck components. Alcoa will also license its Micromill process and materials technology to Danieli Group.
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