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    Nissan’s Rogue 2021 has More Aluminum Than Ever Before

    Last week Nissan released its new Rogue, their best-selling vehicle. The 2021 model features more aluminum throughout the body than previous iterations. Its hood, fenders, and doors are all made of aluminum. According to Nissan, some aluminum exists on the current-generation Rogue. “The new model just has an increase,” said Jeff Wandell, electric vehicle and […]

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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 […]

  • An embodied system for quenching an extruded profile with an atomizing spray (Figure 6 in the Tesla patent).

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    Tesla Submits Patent Application for Extruded Aluminum Quenching Process

    Tesla, Inc. submitted a patent application, titled “System and Method for Facilitating Pulsed Spray Quench of Extruded Objects.” The patent application describes a quenching process that aims to increase the strength, rigidity, and energy absorption of 6000 series extruded aluminum components. During the extrusion process, the microstructure of the aluminum can have a significant impact on […]

  • EDAG - 3D printed automotive aluminum component

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    EDAG Develops Aluminum Alloy for Mass Production of 3D-Printed Vehicle Components

    EDAG Group in Germany,  together with eight project partners, has developed an aluminum alloy for the 3D printing of automotive components. The alloy was designed to provide higher strength and elongation at the breaking point — which is especially important in the event of a crash. Additive production has huge potential for revolutionizing the production of automotive […]

  • Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver

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    ARTICLE: The Coming BEV Wave: Implications for Extrusion

    By Lynn Brown, Consulting Collaborative, and Rob Nelson, Almag Aluminum. In the first nine months of 2019, it’s estimated that nearly 175,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were sold in the U.S.1 Not surprisingly, almost 80% had the Tesla logo on the back, with 80% of those being the fast-selling Model 3. What may be surprising […]

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    Novelis Creates Automotive Closed-Loop Recycling System with Volvo Cars

    Novelis implemented a closed-loop recycling system with Volvo Cars in 2019. Through the closed-loop system, the companies work together to take back Volvo’s production scrap. This reduces the company’s dependence on primary aluminum input, reduces the CO2 footprint of the aluminum sheet delivered to Volvo Cars by 78%, and ensures that their production scrap remains in the value-chain and […]

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    Automobile Associations Join to Create the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

    The Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — the two largest automotive trade associations — are merging to form a new association that will leverage the expansive history of both organizations while creating a single, unified industry voice, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. The new association will represent automotive and parts manufacturers […]

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    Rio Tinto Develops New Alloy for High Strength Car Wheels

    Rio Tinto received the first order for its Revolution-Al™, a new high strength aluminum alloy developed to make lighter weight car wheels. The development of the new alloy was five years in the making, representing the company’s commitment to innovation. The project was carried out in cooperation with the company’s customers, who helped trial and test […]