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Old 07-06-2014, 11:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
Uh, this statement has a problem:

Aluminum is MORE costly than steel -- firstly, in raw material cost and, secondly, in manufacturing costs. Maybe someone left out an "...and..." between the words, like this "...materials, and possibly..."?
I think this is just a semantics error but likewise...

The raw material used to make aluminum is cheaper than dirt, sadly the holy grail of auto engineering has been how to make that dirt into aluminum for less than steel, no one I know of has ever figured that part out.

But if they did aluminum is much more abundant and easier to get than iron ore!

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