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    Lotus Marks a New Era with an Extruded and Bonded Aluminum Chassis

    Lotus Group marked the beginning of a new manufacturing era with the first extruded and bonded aluminum chassis being built at its new facility in Hurricane Way, Norwich. The unit, a chassis for the legendary Lotus Elise, was built for the validation and quality checking of the company’s new manufacturing process. This aluminum chassis is not […]

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    Novelis Affirms Commitment to Automotive

    Novelis, Inc. has been supplying the automotive industry for more than 40 years, with its aluminum sheet products being featured in more than 225 different vehicle models, such as the Nissan Rogue, Jaguar I-Pace, and Jeep Wrangler, among others.  The company supports the automotive market through the development of closed-loop recycling programs and innovative development […]

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    All-Aluminum Engine and Light Metals in 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

    The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee (JGC) L is here, and even though it is presented in the full-size SUV segment (with three rows of seats for the first time ever), magnesium and aluminum in the car’s construction help keep it’s curb weight lower than most traditional SUVs. A multitude of improvements have been made to […]

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    Consortium to Design New Lightweight Battery Casings for Electric Cars

    A consortium of companies and institutions in the U.K. launched a major new multi-million-pound project to help design new light-weight battery casings for the next generation of electric cars and ultra low emissions vehicles (ULEVs). The members of the consortium include Constellium, Impression Technologies Ltd, BMW, Volvo, Innoval Technology, Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology […]

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    Nissan Uses Closed-Loop Al Recycling System to Produce 2021 Rogue

    The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first vehicle built using a closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts. The system helps reduce CO2 emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys. It also promotes the use of materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources, and reduces the amount of waste from factories. […]

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    Constellium and Novelis Launch Alumobility to Drive Innovation for Automotive Body Sheet

    Constellium and Novelis are launching Alumobility, a non-profit organization focused on providing innovative implementation-ready solutions to advance the adoption of aluminum automotive body sheet. Through collaborative technical projects and thought leadership, as well as working in partnership with global automotive manufacturers, Alumobility will help further develop smarter, lighter, safer, and more sustainable vehicles. “Alumobility is […]

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    Audi is the First Car Manufacturer to Receive the ASI Chain of Custody Standard

    Audi successfully achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody Standard for its rolled material press shop operations at its production facilities in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, Germany. The company’s press shops use aluminum sheet material to manufacture automotive body panels for its vehicles. The scrap aluminum from these operations is collected in a separate […]