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    The Value Proposition for Lightweighting in Electric Vehicles

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. Electric vehicles (EVs) and electrification of transportation in general are topics that dominate news outlets, magazines, and social media. OEMs, materials manufacturers, and those looking to capitalize on this new electrified economy are constantly sharing a barrage of information and data on new business models, the projected performance of […]

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    Bonded Aluminum Chassis Will Make the Polestar 5 Faster and Safer

    Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car maker, announced that its forthcoming Polestar 5 four-door GT will feature a brand new, bespoke, bonded aluminum chassis. The bonded aluminum chassis was developed in-house by over 280 engineers from Polestar’s U.K. R&D team based in Coventry, England, and demonstrates Polestar’s industry leading in-house engineering and R&D capabilities […]

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    New Mercedes EQE Features Aluminum Sheet & Extrusions

    The Mercedes-AMG EQE sedan is the latest edition to the OEM’s growing portfolio of battery-electric performance models. The EQE is based on the electric-exclusive Mercedes architecture of the luxury and premium class (EVA2). The new EQE offers a performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors. The powerful electric drivetrain (eATS), with a motor on each […]

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    Drive Aluminum Releases New Automotive Aluminum Roadmap

    The Aluminum Association‘s Automotive Transportation Group (ATG) released its 2022 Roadmap for Automotive Aluminum, which details short-, mid-, and long-term research and development (R&D) priorities in support of automotive customers. The roadmap identifies pathways and prioritizes opportunities for critical collaboration among aluminum suppliers, recyclers, automakers, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, and other industry stakeholders to drive innovation […]

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    Trimet Commissions New Casting Machine

    Trimet Aluminium SE expanded its production capacity for aluminum sows with the installation of a new casting machine at its smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The facility can now cast around 45,000 tonnes of the aluminum sows — almost doubling capacity. “The new casting machine allows us to respond even more flexibly to our customers’ needs […]

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    Composite Aluminum Foam Technology for Safer Vehicle Structures

    In today’s automotive design environment, balancing vehicle structural safety against the need for lightweighting has become a ubiquitous challenge. Systems such as seat belt restraints, air bags, antilock braking (ABS), adaptive headlights, and emergency stop assistance technologies have made vehicles safer based on the reduced number of accident deaths per mile driven. But with all […]

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    Graphene Aluminum-Ion Battery Pilot Plant Commences Operations

    Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (GMG), located in Queensland, Australia, has commenced operations at its pilot production and testing plant for its graphene aluminum-ion (G+Al) batteries. Earlier this year, the company developed its G+Al battery cells that are purported to charge 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells and hold three times the energy of […]

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    Novelis Expanding Automotive Sheet Capacity Worldwide

    Novelis Inc. is a leading supplier of automotive aluminum sheet worldwide, with more than 40 years of experience. The company operates 33 advanced rolling and recycling facilities, serving a variety of sectors, in nine countries across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. During the past three years, the company has incrementally increased its global […]