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To save weight, the engine block and crankcase of the Wright Brothers' historic "Flyer" are cast from aluminum supplied by The Pittsburgh Reduction Company.
A company, a name, a town in Tennessee Looking to expand, the Aluminum Company of America buys 700 acres of land in North Maryville, Tennessee and begins to develop a company town and a smelting complex running on hydroelectricity from the nearby Little Tennessee River.
A century later, 2017-T4 is still used for aircraft sheet and plate. enters World War I, 90% of Alcoa’s aluminum production is used by the U. military for mess kits, canteens, helmets, gas masks, identification tags and other applications. The aluminum bus In 1925, Alcoa partners with General Aluminum Products Company, the first company to build an aluminum bus body.
More than 90% of all alloys currently used in the aerospace industry were developed by Alcoa research. Today, aluminum is still making buses more environmentally friendly by reducing the overall weight of the vehicle, which significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with global warming.