Alcoa Defense supports its customers with more than a century of research and development expertise. 

We operate the world’s largest light alloy research facility providing comprehensive design and engineering services to develop custom solutions for each application.

Joining Technologies

Joining Technologies

When using light alloys for demanding defense applications, our customers must maximize strength while maintaining a streamlines, high-quality production process.  To help you meet these goals, we can support you with many joining technology options, including:

  • Friction- Stir Welding
  • Gas Metal Buried Arc Welding
  • Fasteners
  • Adhesive Bonding
High performance Surfaces

High performance Surfaces

Through surface treatments and innovative production techniques, Alcoa Defense can enhance light alloys to provide specialized performance characteristics such as fire, heat, or corrosion resistance.

  • Fire resistance
  • Friction control
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Heat resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Easy-to-clean/ self-cleaning surfaces