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    Novelis Invests in Upgrade of Oswego Operations to Meet Growing Demand for Aluminum

    Novelis Inc. will invest approximately $130 million to upgrade its operations in Oswego, NY, to meet growing customer demand for sustainable, aluminum flat rolled products. The project enables Novelis to increase hot mill capacity by 124,000 tonnes at the plant, which serves the can, automotive, and specialty products markets, as well as enhance finishing capabilities for automotive […]

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    Constellium Supplies Aluminum for Ford F-150 Lightning

    Constellium will be supplying aluminum structural components for the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, which will be available Spring 2022. The F-150 Lightning, like other F-Series pickup trucks, extensively uses high-strength aluminum alloys. The structural components Constellium is providing for the F-150 Lightning include the windshield header, rocker, radiator support, and other unspecified parts. “Constellium is […]

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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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    McLaren Relies Heavily on Aluminum in New Lightweight Supercar

    The McLaren Artura is the brand’s first series-production high-performance hybrid vehicle. Inaugurating the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) that incorporates aluminum, it’s designed specifically to accommodate hybrid powertrains. With its super-formed aluminum and carbon fiber, McLaren was able to keep the Artura’s weight to a minimum despite having shapely proportions. The luxury sport car company […]

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    December 2020

    Cover Teammates Nick Harris, electrical automation technician (left), and Caleb Nunley, maintenance operator (right), enthusiastically display the first production coil from JW Aluminum’s new continuous casting and rolling operation in Goose Creek, SC. See story on page 6. Articles JW Aluminum Launches Advanced Continuous Casting and Rolling Facility: Collaboration Ensures Success Despite Challenges By Andrea […]

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    Galaxy and Panoz to Showcase Mg’s Lightweight Prowess at Pirelli GT4 Race

    Galaxy Magnesium – a company that provides mine-to-customer magnesium – has partnered with Panoz Racing to create lightweight, safe, high-performance vehicle technology for race cars. Panoz has been a regular competitor in SRO Motorsports Group competitions over the last three years and has garnered multiple team manufacturer and driver championship titles. Racing is an exciting demonstration platform for […]

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    Xpeng Opens Up New Smart Factory for Its P7 Electric Vehicles

    Xpeng Motors launched production at the Zhaoqing Xpeng Motors Intelligent Industrial Park, its new wholly owned factory in Zhaoqing, Guangdong province, China. The factory will manufacture the company’s super-long range, electric sports sedan Xpeng P7, which is constructed with a a steel-aluminum hybrid frame. Electric Sports Sedan The P7 is an electric sports sedan capable of providing high-performance, a super-long […]

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    June 2020

    Cover Forward thinking technologies of the future are becoming available in the here and now, providing new opportunities for greater efficiencies in aluminum manufacturing and applications. One area of innovation is Industry 4.0, which has the power to reshape how companies approach aluminum processing (see articles on pages 10 and 18). Another area of advancement […]

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    ARTICLE: Ensuring Accurate Life Cycle Analysis for Automotive Lightweighting

    By Jinlong “Marshall” Wang, Aluminum Association; Jessica Sanderson, Novelis North America; Chris Moore, Consultant for Arconic; Duncan Pitchford, Hydro North America; Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto North America; Karah Davenport, Stratacomm; and Kenneth Martchek, Martchek Consulting The steel industry has made sensational life cycle assessment (LCA) claims about its products in automotive lightweighting applications over comparable […]