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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 […]

  • GALM

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    Automakers to Highlight Lightweighting Strategies at GALM Detroit

    The 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit (GALM Detroit 2017) is the world’s leading automotive lightweight materials conference, focused on the North American automotive industry which is undergoing considerable changes at present. The review of CAFE standards, autonomous vehicle technologies development, push on powertain lightweighting, and considerable uptake in electric vehicles are among the key […]

  • A lightweight magnesium alloy electric bus

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    IMA Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence

    Members of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) honored their peers with a series of awards, which were handed out at the 2017 World Magnesium Conference held May 23-25 in Singapore. A host of industry leaders attended the three-day conference and were on hand to congratulate award recipients. Honors annually bestowed by the IMA include four […]

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    ARTICLE: After the Crash – Repairing Aluminum-Intensive Vehicles

    By Lynn Brown, Consulting Collaborative. A few years ago, if you were involved in a collision, you may not have given much thought to the repair shop. Of course, you wanted the repairs to your vehicle done right and you may have dreaded the go-around with your insurance company, but you probably didn’t focus on […]

  • 2016 Cadillac CT6

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    Cadillac CT6 Uses Novelis Aluminum

    General Motors (GM) has elected to use aluminum sheet supplied by Novelis, in the body of its new aluminum-intensive 2016 Cadillac CT6. The new mixed material vehicle construction featured in the Cadillac CT6 represents a first of its kind for GM in North America and China.  The Cadillac CT6 features a body made of 62% aluminum. […]

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    A Storm of Lightweighting: GM Plans Aluminum Bodied Pickups for 2018

    Following the introduction of the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150, GM announced that it plans to introduce a largely aluminum-bodied truck by 2018, reports the Wallstreet Journal (WSJ). “The push to develop what the industry calls an ‘aluminum intensive’ large pickup marks an apparent change of direction for GM, which has pursued smaller and lighter weight steel-bodied […]