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  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler

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    Novelis Supplies Aluminum Sheet for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

    The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, part of by FCA US LLC, has achieved a significant weight reduction through the use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum in key areas of the body — including the doors, hinges, hood, fenders, and windshield frame — contributing to its improved fuel economy and overall capabilities. Novelis has been selected to supply sheet […]

  • 2018 Altair Enlighten Award

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    Altair Invites Submissions for the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award

    The 2018 Altair Enlighten Award, presented jointly by Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), is now open for submissions. Fostering innovation for lightweighting initiatives, the award recognizes achievements in weight reduction across the automotive industry and will be presented at the 53rd CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan, on July […]

  • Audi A7 Sportback

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    Constellium Supplies Automotive Body Sheet for the New Audi A7

    Constellium N.V. signed a contract with Audi to supply aluminium automotive body sheet, as well as structural components for the new Audi A7 Sportback — extending the two companies long term partnership. The company will be the primary supplier of automotive body sheet for the A7, which embodies Audi’s new design language with particularly dynamic lines and a […]

  • ALLIANCE lightweighting project

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    European Car Manufacturers Launch Lightweighting Challenge

    ALLIANCE has launched the Open Innovation Lightweight Challenge. The challenge aims to reduce carbon emissions by finding innovative and affordable solutions for lightweighting cars. Innovators will be able participate in this competition by presenting lightweighting solutions in two categories: Materials and Manufacturing. Participants will have unique access to high level technical support throughout the competition […]

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    The Future is Electric

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Conventional combustion engine vehicles may be phased out over the next two decades. The U.K., France, and Norway announced that they will ban the sale of fossil-fuel cars in the coming decades, along with China, which is also planning to stop the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles (although no timeline has […]

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport

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    Constellium Named Aluminum Supplier for Alfa Romeo’s First SUV

    Constellium N.V. has extended its long-term partnership with the Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) in order to supply aluminium auto body sheet for the new 2018 Stelvio — the first ever SUV produced by Alfa Romeo.  The company is the primary supplier of aluminum sheet both for the closures and inner parts for the Stelvio. “We are very proud to supply the […]

  • Honda Motocross

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    Honda Releases New Motocross Bike with Titanium Engine and Aluminum Frame

    Honda Motor unveiled its all-new 2018 CRF250R, the company’s leading mass-produced motocross bike. The highly anticipated motocross model features a host of updates, including more aluminum in its frame and titanium in the fuel tank and engine. As a result of the engine and chassis updates, the 2018 CRF250R enjoys a 3% improvement in start […]

  • Sapa Wales

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    Sapa Reopens Welsh Factory to Support Development of Low-Emission Vehicles

    Sapa, which was recently acquired by Norsk Hydro, is reopening its extrusion factory in Bedwas, Wales, U.K. to supply the growing automotive industry demand for lightweight body structure solutions. The company is investing £9.6 million in the plant refurbishment and new equipment to supply advanced aluminum components. “This is a great day for both Sapa and manufacturing in […]