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    UACJ Partners with Sunrise Energy Metals to Jointly Develop Aluminum-Scandium Alloys

    UACJ Corporation formed an agreement with Sunrise Energy Metals Limited to jointly develop aluminum-scandium alloys for the transportation industry. The use of scandium can make aluminum alloys even stronger and more heat resistance. This is particularly useful for transportation components that require strong and lightweight materials, as well as components that can be used under […]

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    Hirschvogel Automotive Orders Closed-Die Forging Press

    Hirschvogel Automotive Components (Pinghu) Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of automotive parts and components in China, ordered a new closed-die forging press from SMS group. The expanded capacity will enable the company to produce forged aluminum chassis components with high dimensional accuracy at an exceptionally short cycle time. This will support the company’s movement towards […]

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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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    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 […]

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    Chinese Automotive Supplier Commissions Die Forging Press Line

    Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology Co., Ltd., an automotive supplier in China, commissioned a new die forging press line at its facility in the Zhejiang province. The new line enables the company to expand its production capacities and also serve the growing market for high-end forged aluminum chassis components in the automotive market, especially for electric […]

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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 […]