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    Rolls-Royce Introduces Aluminum-Bodied Luxury SUV

    Rolls-Royce launched its Cullinan model, an aluminum-bodied SUV designed to provide the classic “magic carpet” ride expected from Rolls-Royce vehicles. According to the company, it is the most technologically advanced, purpose-built, luxury SUV in the world. The Cullinan is the second model to use the company’s proprietary all-aluminum structure (the first being the new Phantom), […]

  • Mercedes-AMG CLS

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    Constellium Supplies Aluminum Auto Body Sheet for New Mercedes-Benz CLS

    Constellium N.V. announced that it will be the primary supplier of aluminum auto body sheet for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS model, which entered the market in March 2018. The body shell of the CLS is designed to provide reduced weight and excellent rigidity along with good noise and vibration comfort and a high level of […]

  • NIO ES8

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    Tata Technologies Partners with NIO for All-Aluminum Electric Car

    Tata Technologies is partnering with NIO China in the development process of NIO’s range of electric vehicles. The partnership began with collaborative engineering for NIO’s first electric all-aluminum vehicle, the recently launched ES8, which NIO intends to be their first product positioned in the Chinese electric vehicles mass market. Tata has engaged with NIO to […]

  • light weight aluminum car frame

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    Manufacturing Technology Center Unveils Lightweight Vehicle Frame

    The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center unveiled an innovative lightweight aftermarket car frame at the SAE’s World Congress Experience (WCX) event in Detroit, MI. The frame was designed in response to the growing market need for alternative lightweight vehicle frame options in the custom car market. Beyond replica cars, this frame can be adapted for military applications, as a […]

  • 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 […]