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Today's commercial aluminum alloys have largely been designed for production from primary aluminum with pure alloying elements added. However, the changing aluminum supply situation, in which the US has become primarily a fabricator of aluminum products comprising imported primary aluminum and domestically recycled secondary aluminum, means that new, recycle-friendly aluminum alloys must be identified, developed and commercialized to sustain the industry's economic and environmental strengths. In addition to suggesting several recycling friendly compositions, this paper examines the issues associated with rapid commercialization of aluminum alloys, and suggests several strategies and paths forward that may expedite early adoption. Furthermore, this paper also discusses several mathematical modeling techniques and methodologies, such as chance constraint modeling, that can be used to refine the composition of starting and finished products to maximize benefits over the entire supply chain.
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