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    Hydrovolt Starts Operation of Its EV Battery Recycling Plant

    Hydrovolt, a battery recycling joint venture between Hydro and Northvolt, has started commercial recycling operations at its plant in Fredrikstad, Norway. The new facility provides a sustainable solution for handling end-of-life electric vehicles (EVs). “Hydrovolt represents a milestone on Norway’s trailblazing journey towards widespread electric transportation,” said Peter Qvarfordt, CEO of Hydrovolt. “Norway has been […]

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    April 2022

    Cover Extrusion-lined entryway to the new Museum of Modern Aluminum (MoMA) in Nonthabun, Thailand. The museum is a nod to Thailand’s past aluminum industry, while also aiming to showcase the futuristic aspects of the metal’s applications. Extrusions are used inside and outside the building to stunning effect. See article on page 50. Articles INTEX Reinvents […]

  • 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. […]

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    Aluminum for Electric Vehicle Technology

    Editor’s Note: Much has changed in the automotive world since the last time that Light Metal Age spotlighted patents focused on the role of aluminum in electric vehicles (EVs). More and more automakers and suppliers are devoting their intellectual and financial resources toward EV production. As a result, automakers are displacing or at least minimizing […]

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    June 2021

    Cover Casting of aluminum billet at Western Extrusions’ new casthouse in Carrollton, TX. The new automated casting line enables the extruder to control its own billet supply, increase its use of recycled scrap, achieve high sustainability, and ensure the safety of its personnel. See article on page 6. Articles Western Extrusions’ New Highly Automated Casthouse […]

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    Searching for a Better Battery: Researchers Consider Aluminum as a Lithium Alternative

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. With a growing worldwide focus on sustainability, the automotive industry has been shifting its designs towards more environmentally friendly models. The initial focus was on lightweighting using aluminum, magnesium, higher strength steels, and other materials in order to improve fuel economy. Much of the current attention is now focused on […]

  • Anchor Harvey - forged aluminum components for electric vehicles

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    Anchor Harvey forms Electric Vehicle Workgroup

    Anchor Harvey, based in Freeport, Illinois, launched a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Workgroup. The in-house group will draw from the company’s century-long experience in forging components for the automobile and motorsports industries in order to set new standards for sustainable transportation. “We believe delivering high-strength, lightweight electric vehicle components are core to growing our business and creating […]

  • Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

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    Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

    To say that 2020 has been an interesting year would be a massive understatement. Throughout this wild ride of a year, Light Metal Age (LMA) has been proud to be a valuable resource, providing industry news and technological insights to its readers. On the LMA webpage, we regularly share exclusive featured articles from the print magazine, as […]

  • Fisker Ocean range of electric vehicles feature architecture from Magna

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    Fisker Ocean EVs Use Aluminum Framework

    Fisker Inc. is entering into agreements with Magna International Inc. that provide the framework for strategic platform sharing and manufacturing cooperation for the Fisker Ocean SUV. Using the Fisker-Flexible Platform Adaptive Design (FF-PAD), Fisker’s design, engineering, and software teams will integrate Magna electric vehicle architecture with Ocean’s award-winning exterior design. The new FM29 lightweight aluminum-intensive […]