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    ARTICLE: Dismantling and Analysis of Vehicles to Develop Optimal Applications

    By Lynn Brown, Contributing Editor. In order for automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers to develop aluminum applications for cars and trucks, they need to understand the capabilities of existing designs, whether sheet, extrusions, or castings, etc. Analyzing the use of aluminum in existing production vehicles to see how they compare is one way for a […]

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    Arconic Expanding Capacity in Tennessee to Capture Industrial and Automotive Growth

    Arconic Inc. is investing approximately $100 million to expand its hot mill capability and add downstream equipment capabilities to manufacture industrial and automotive aluminum sheet products in its Tennessee Operations facility near Knoxville, Tennessee. The company already has customer commitments for the majority of the increased capacity, with the remainder to be filled by projected […]

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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 […]