For nearly a century, Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions has been a reliable, continuous supplier of strong, lightweight forged products for a wide variety of military applications.

We specialize in fast delivery of high-performance forgings. In addition to developing innovative forged solutions for new platforms, Alcoa’s longevity also provides a source for the continued production of these parts as these platforms continue through their lifecycle. In fact, we supply the forged wheel and brake components for virtually all U.S. military aircraft and helicopters – from the B-52 through the F-35 (JSF).

Typical Applications

  • Mortar base plates
  • Missile Components
  • Track Systems
  • UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicles) Components
  • Dry Support Bridge Components
  • Suspension components for tactical wheeled & tracked vehicles
  • Wheels
  • Brakes
  • Airframe structural parts
  • Propeller blades
  • Ordnance


  • Production of large forgings up to 30 cm thick and 7.9 m long
  • Signature Stress ReliefTM technology enhances machining and manufacturing by managing residual stresses in the material
  • Concurrent engineering with systems designers to optimize weight, performance and cost
  • Advanced metallurgical solutions facilitating high-performance and monolithic structures

Why Alcoa

  • Technological leader in forgings, as the only supplier with an advanced research and  development team encompassed by the world’s largest light-metals research facility
  • Unsurpassed size capabilities enable forging monolithic structures capable of replacing entire multi-piece assemblies with a single part, saving assembly costs and weight while reducing maintenance and improving fit
  • Dedicated program launch team effectively manages processes to reduce lead times by 50 percent in a concurrent engineering environment
  • Advanced aluminum and titanium forgings provide outstanding value by reducing total production costs and manufacturing risks
    Advanced alloys permit the largest forgings available


  • M1 Abrams Tank
  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle
  • KC-10
  • C-130
  • F4
  • F5
  • F-14
  • F-15
  • F-16
  • F-18 A/B/C/D/E/F
  • F-35 JSF 

Who we work with

  • Army, Navy, Marines, OEMs, DoD, Subsystem Suppliers, Primes


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