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    New Gordon Murray Aluminum and Composite Auto Body Design Cuts Weight

    Gordon Murray Design has unveiled the iStream Superlight® automotive body-in-white (BIW) structure, which combines a high-strength aluminum frame with advanced carbon fibre composite panels. The design aims to bring Formula One-derived construction and technologies to mainstream car production. The lightweight structure delivers up to 50% weight reduction compared with a standard stamped-metal body and offers greater safety, […]

  • Figure 4. Extruded battery enclosure design in the skateboard style for the Audi e-tron.

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    ARTICLE: Electric Vehicles Spike Demand for High Strength Aluminum Extrusions

    By Geoff Scamans, Innoval Technology and Brunel University. The majority of the U.K.’s greenhouse gas emissions now come from transport, a sector whose emissions rose by 2% according to the recently released 2016 figures from the U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Transport accounts for 26% of the U.K.’s greenhouse gas emissions, […]

  • Brunel University - BCAST - AMPC

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    Brunel Launches Advanced Metal Processing Centre for Automotive Aluminum Research

    Brunel University London opened its Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC) at the Brunel Center for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), which will enable R&D activity to enable innovations, such as lightweight car parts, to make the leap from the lab to full-scale industrial trials. This is the second phase of BCAST’s scale-up facility, following the launch […]

  • Mercedes-AMG CLS

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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 […]

  • Stelia aerospace 3d printed fuselage panel

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    STELIA Aerospace Introduces Demonstrator for 3D-Printed Aluminum Fuselage Panels

    STELIA Aerospace, in partnership with Constellium, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, and CT Ingénierie, introduced a demonstrator for metallic self-reinforced fuselage panels, with stiffeners directly manufactured on the surface, through additive manufacturing. In the long term, this new technology could eliminate the current added stiffeners, which are attached to the fuselage panels with fixing screws and […]

  • Continuous homogenizing furnace

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    Constellium Expanding Aluminum Homogenizing Capacity in the Czech Republic

    Constellium Extrusions Dĕčín s.r.o. in the Czech Republic ordered a new continuous homogenizing furnace, including a helical ultrasonic testing station and billet saw for aluminum extrusion billets. The new furnace from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, will have a capacity of 9 tons/hour — considerably larger and more powerful than the 3 tons/hour furnace […]

  • Audi A7 Sportback

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    Constellium Supplies Automotive Body Sheet for the New Audi A7

    Constellium N.V. signed a contract with Audi to supply aluminium automotive body sheet, as well as structural components for the new Audi A7 Sportback — extending the two companies long term partnership. The company will be the primary supplier of automotive body sheet for the A7, which embodies Audi’s new design language with particularly dynamic lines and a […]

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    The Future is Electric

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Conventional combustion engine vehicles may be phased out over the next two decades. The U.K., France, and Norway announced that they will ban the sale of fossil-fuel cars in the coming decades, along with China, which is also planning to stop the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles (although no timeline has […]

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport

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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 […]