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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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    STEP-G Receives Largest Single Order for Aluminum Extrusions in Its History

    Volkswagen Group placed an order for aluminum extrusions from ST Extruded Products Group (STEP-G) in Germany — representing the largest single order in the company’s history. “With this major order and the corresponding investment volume, STEP-G realizes the largest project in the company’s history,” said Michael Zint, Managing Director of STEP-G. “This challenge is an extra ordinary opportunity for […]

  • ALLIANCE lightweighting project

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    European Car Manufacturers Launch Lightweighting Challenge

    ALLIANCE has launched the Open Innovation Lightweight Challenge. The challenge aims to reduce carbon emissions by finding innovative and affordable solutions for lightweighting cars. Innovators will be able participate in this competition by presenting lightweighting solutions in two categories: Materials and Manufacturing. Participants will have unique access to high level technical support throughout the competition […]

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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 […]

  • ŠKODA - new stamping line

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    ŠKODA Starts Up Its First Aluminum Stamping Line

    ŠKODA, part of Volkswagen Group, officially opened their new PXL II servo press line at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. The full operation of the company’s first stamping line for aluminum car body parts will commence in March, when up to 23,000 press car body parts will be produced daily for several models. The trial and […]