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    Turbo Aluminum Engine in ’21 Acura TLX

    Acura, part of Honda, has ramped up their use of aluminum in the 2021 TLX. The new vehicles are comprised of 56% advanced lightweight materials, including aluminum and magnesium. The engine itself, as well as the hood, front bumper beam, fenders and front damper mounts are all composed of aluminum. With the changes to the […]

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    Constellium to Supply Aluminum for Audi e-tron GT

    Constellium is continuing its long standing partnership with Audi by supplying advanced aluminum parts for the new Audi e-tron GT. The company will be providing Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certified aluminum auto body sheet for closures and inner parts, as well as extrusion-based components for the e-tron GT’s front and rear crash management systems. Constellium’s […]

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    Electric Vehicle Material Selection for Chassis and Suspension Components

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. Regardless of whether a vehicle features an electric or internal combustion engine (ICE), there are many factors that affect the fuel efficiency and range in its design. Efficiency losses can come in many forms, but are generally affected by factors such as aerodynamics, rolling resistance, friction losses, and weight. […]

  • Automotive Innovation - The Jaguar I-Pace is a fully electric model, which utilizes aluminum sheet from Novelis in its body and battery structures.

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    Alumobility Drives Automotive Innovation

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Alumobility is a new non-profit organization recently launched by Novelis and Constellium in January 2021. Acting as a global ecosystem, the organization fosters collaboration between leading aluminum manufacturers and downstream technology partners, with input from vehicle OEMs, in order to advance the adoption of aluminum body sheet in the automotive […]

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    Nissan and Novelis Partner on Closed Loop Al Recycling for New Qashqai

    Novelis will be supplying Nissan with sustainable, lightweight aluminum body sheet for the new Qashqai SUV. A best-selling SUV in the C-segment, the Qashqai will incorporate aluminum in the hood, doors, and front fenders to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. The aluminum in the new SUV has helped it achieve a total of 60 […]

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    Aluminum Used for Maximum Rigidity in New Mercedes AMG SL

    The new Mercedes AMG SL roadster architecture consists of the combination of an aluminum space frame with a self-supporting structure. The designers were asked to develop the AMG-SL’s bodyshell without relying on preceding SL model designs or components. The requirements for the bodyshell architecture of the new luxury roadster were considerable and demanded a more comprehensive […]

  • Ford Motor Company and ExOne Company - 3d printed aluminum part

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    Ford and ExOne Develop Binder Jet Aluminum 3D Printing for Automotive

    Ford Motor Company and the ExOne Company have jointly developed a patent-pending process for rapid and reliable binder jet 3D printing and sintering of aluminum that delivers properties comparable to die casting. “This is a breakthrough in making 3D printed and sintered parts for the auto industry,” said Harold Sears, Ford technical leader for additive manufacturing. “While the […]

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    Searching for a Better Battery: Researchers Consider Aluminum as a Lithium Alternative

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. With a growing worldwide focus on sustainability, the automotive industry has been shifting its designs towards more environmentally friendly models. The initial focus was on lightweighting using aluminum, magnesium, higher strength steels, and other materials in order to improve fuel economy. Much of the current attention is now focused on […]