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    Successful ALUMINIUM Business Summit Leads to a Bright Trade Show Future

    At the end of September, the ALUMINIUM Business Summit in Düsseldorf, Germany, premiered as a hybrid event, featuring both in-person and online presentations. Jointly hosted by Aluminium Deutschland, European Aluminium, CRU Group, and the ALUMINIUM trade show (via Reed Exhibitions), the event was conceived to provide a combination of condensed, cutting-edge information and top-class networking. […]

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E

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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. […]

  • Jaguar I-Pace outside charging - electric vehicles drive aluminum demand

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    Aluminum Continues Unprecedented Growth in Automotive Applications

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Demand for aluminum in the automotive industry is continuing its growth trajectory, according to a new report from DuckerFrontier, 2020 North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content and Outlook. The report notes that aluminum content is expected to grow to 514 lbs per vehicle by 2026, up by 12% from 2020 […]

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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 […]

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    Aluminum Content in Cars Still Growing in Europe

    The aluminum content in cars to increase by up to 30% over the next ten years, according to a new Ducker Worldwide study. This surge is mainly from rolled and extruded products, where auto body sheet leads the growth with an expected increase of 110% over the same period. The growth is largely attributed to […]

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    Video: 7 out of 10 new pickup trucks to be aluminum-bodied by 2025

    Every leading automaker will include numerous aluminum body and closure programs by 2025 with aluminum sheet for complete bodies jumping to 4 billion lbs, from the 200 million lbs in 2013, noted the new report, 2015 North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content Study. The report was commissioned by the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) […]