In a market space where success
depends on style as much as on function and price, manufacturers are finding a
competitive edge in the look and feel of aluminum. Consumers have learned to
regard it as a high-end material. And both designers and OEMs appreciate a metal
that can reduce parts, shorten assembly time, boost product and system
performance, and trim costs.
If you’re a designer looking for innovative applications
for consumer electronics, turn to Alcoa. We’ll give you an introduction to
aluminum itself; examine processes for turning raw materials into finished
products; and suggest practices worth considering when the goal is to design a
product that’s eco-friendly, compact, lightweight, and engaging — in short, an
object of desire.
And we know that product cycles in consumer electronics can be short. We have
expertise in fields as divergent as thermal management; engineered surfaces;
systems integration; LED, LCD and other display technologies; metallurgy and
metalworking; packaging; environmental issues; quality assurance; and testing.
Finding all these disciplines under one roof can spell the difference between
just meeting a deadline and creating a superior product. That expertise can be
found with Alcoa.