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  • Isar - all-aluminum vehicle

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    Ísar is Iceland’s First Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle

    Jakar ehf, located in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, introduced Ísar — the country’s first aluminum-intensive vehicle. Mostly comprised of Icelandic-produced aluminum, the vehicle is a super jeep made for rugged terrain. It is 8.2 ft wide and 18.7 ft long and can seat up to 20 people. Weighing in at just under 3 tonnes, the vehicle is lightweight […]

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    Constellium Supplies Aluminum for BMW X4 and X5

    On February 5th, Constellium announced that it is supplying BMW with aluminum structural components for the new X model sports activity vehicles, X4 and X5.  The aluminum parts will be supplied from Constellium’s White, Georgia plant, which opened in 2017 to serve automakers in the Southeast U.S. Constellium has been a partner of BMW Group […]

  • Super-strong but lightweight, AA 7075 now could be more widely used in automobiles and other manufacturing thanks to UCLA research

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    Nanotechnology Enables Engineers to Weld 7075 Aluminum Alloy

    Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering developed a method for welding AA7075 alloy. Developed in the 1940s for the automotive industry, the alloy that is nearly as strong and one-third its weight, but traditionally has been almost impossible to weld together using the techniques commonly used by auto makers for the assembly of […]

  • Etem Bulgaria

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    Etem Bulgaria to Invest in New Aluminum Extrusion Equipment for Automotive

    Etem Bulgaria, the extrusion branch of the aluminum segment of Viohalco SA, plans to spin off its aluminum extrusion and downstream processing capabilities for automotive into two separate joint venture subsidiaries. The decision is part of an investment agreement that Etem has entered into with Gestamp, a leading global group headquartered in Madrid, Spain, which specializes […]

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    Japanese Automotive Aluminum Patents

    JP2018-127720 — AUTOMOBILE ELECTRIC WIRE WITH TERMINAL AND WIRE HARNESS — Auto Network Gijutsu Kenkyusho:Kk, Sumitomo Wiring Systems Ltd., and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (Japan) — PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an aluminum alloy strand, an aluminum alloy twisted wire, an automobile electric wire and a wire harness, capable of enhancing terminal fastening force. […]

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    Aluminum in Automotive Applications

    US10086677 — VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE, ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR, AND VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING METHOD — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Automotive Thermal Systems Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (Japan) — The present invention relates to a vehicle air conditioning device, an electric compressor, and a method of air conditioning a vehicle, in particular an […]

  • extrusion

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    Hydro Extruded Solutions Investing to Support Growth in North America

    Hydro Extruded Solutions plans to invest in two new aluminum extrusion presses to support the growing automotive, transportation, and architectural markets in North America. Both new press lines will use cutting-edge extrusion technology to achieve improved productivity and enable Hydro to serve customers in the expanding North American market. “We are very excited about Hydro’s continued investments […]

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    Aluminum in Automotive Vehicle Applications

    US10052710 — RESISTANCE SPOT WELDING STEEL AND ALUMINUM WORKPIECES USING ELECTRODE WELD FACE COVER — GM Global Technology Operations LLC (USA) — A method of resistance spot welding a steel workpiece and an aluminum or aluminum alloy (“aluminum”) workpiece together includes several steps. One step involves providing a workpiece stack-up with a steel workpiece and […]

  • Brunel University - BCAST - AMPC

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    Brunel Launches Advanced Metal Processing Centre for Automotive Aluminum Research

    Brunel University London opened its Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC) at the Brunel Center for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), which will enable R&D activity to enable innovations, such as lightweight car parts, to make the leap from the lab to full-scale industrial trials. This is the second phase of BCAST’s scale-up facility, following the launch […]