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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 […]

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    Aluminum All Around in Toyota’s 2020 Supra A90 Sportscar

    The 2020 Toyota Supra A90 — the first edition of the sports car in 21 years —will hit the streets in 2019 with a mixed-material body design involving a number of aluminum parts. The A90 is the fifth generation of Supra, and its rear wheel drive design provides a low center of gravity and 50:50 weight […]

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    Curtiss Designs All-Electric Motorcycles with Aluminum Frame

    Curtiss Motorcycles is accepting reservations for two models of its new all-electric Zeus motorcycle. Both Zeus motorcycle models, named the Bobber and Cafe, feature carved aluminum billet and carbon fiber construction and can be ordered in raw or anodized black finishes. “We are working with our proprietary technology now, so our hands have been untied […]

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    Jeep’s 2020 Gladiator Features Aluminum Parts

    Jeep presented its new mid-size pickup truck, the 2020 Gladiator, at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show 2018. The Gladiator incorporates aluminum throughout its design along with a steel underframe. The hood, hinges, fenders, windshield frame, and tailgate are made of aluminum, helping to curtail weight while boosting fuel economy. The versatile truck boasts best-in-class […]

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    Purdue University Develops High-Strength Aluminum Alloy for Automotive and Aerospace

    Researchers at Purdue University developed a high-strength aluminum alloy and coatings. Xinghang Zhang, a professor in Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering who led the team of researchers, noted that there is increasing demand for such materials because of their advantages for automakers and aerospace industries. “We have created a very durable and lightweight aluminum alloy that is […]

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    Constellium Supplies Aluminum Auto Body Sheet for New Mercedes-Benz CLS

    Constellium N.V. announced that it will be the primary supplier of aluminum auto body sheet for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS model, which entered the market in March 2018. The body shell of the CLS is designed to provide reduced weight and excellent rigidity along with good noise and vibration comfort and a high level of […]

  • Novelis Breaks Ground on Automotive Aluminum Facility in Kentucky

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    Novelis Breaks Ground on Automotive Aluminum Facility in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. broke ground on its its $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky (first announced in January). Representatives from Novelis were joined by Senator Rand Paul, Congressman James Comer, Governor Matt Bevin, and Senator Mitch McConnell’s staff to recognize the investment in a 400,000 sq ft facility that produce annual nameplate capacity of […]

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    Constellium Named Aluminum Supplier for Alfa Romeo’s First SUV

    Constellium N.V. has extended its long-term partnership with the Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) in order to supply aluminium auto body sheet for the new 2018 Stelvio — the first ever SUV produced by Alfa Romeo.  The company is the primary supplier of aluminum sheet both for the closures and inner parts for the Stelvio. “We are very proud to supply the […]

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    Novelis Achieves Key Sustainability Goals Ahead of Target

    Novelis Inc. increased the use of high-recycled aluminum content inputs in FY17 from 53% to 55% year-over-year – two years ahead of target – one of its key sustainability targets. Novelis detailed its continued progress toward its sustainability commitments and goals in a new sustainability report for 2017. The sustainable gains achieved by the company […]