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    Braidy Atlas Collaborating with BMW for Future Supply of Aluminum Sheet

    Braidy Atlas plans to cooperate with the BMW Group on sustainability and technical qualification for the future supply of 5000 and 6000 series automotive aluminum sheet. The milestone plan includes a comprehensive closed-loop recycling strategy that would leverage Braidy Atlas’ logistically optimal location in Ashland, Kentucky, which will be in close proximity to BMW´s car production […]

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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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    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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    Rolls Royce Reveals Its 2018 Phantom with All-New Aluminum Architecture

    The Rolls Royce Phantom has been an icon of luxury vehicles since it was introduced in 1925. The company is continuing this tradition of luxury with the introduction of the 2018 Phantom VII (first announced in January 2016), which features an all-new aluminum architecture. Dubbed “The Architecture of Luxury,” the space frame has been designed and […]

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    New BMW 5 Series Features Aluminum-Intensive Architecture

    The latest edition of the BMW 5 Series saves 137 lbs (62 kg) compared to the previous model, while body strength and torsional rigidity have been increased. This is thanks to the use of lightweight materials including aluminum, magnesium, and high-strength steel. The new design includes a low center of gravity, a perfectly balanced axle load ratio, […]