aluminium lightweighting

Norsk Hydro’s Numbers Down in 2016 – Firm Sees Hope in Automotive Aluminium for 2017

Norsk Hydro’s Numbers Down in 2016 – Firm Sees Hope in Automotive Aluminium for 2017

Oslo’s aluminium and renewable energy firm Norsk Hydro ASA released its 2016 annual report on Friday. Though numbers were reflective of the challenges the global aluminium faced in the year, comments by the firm’s CEO signaled hope that the company’s focus upon...

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Sapa Develops Lighter Automotive Brake Line Using Aluminium Alloy

Norway’s Sapa AS has developed a revolutionary new automobile brake line using a high-strength aluminium alloy. The new system, which was announced yesterday, will be officially debuted at IZB in Wolfsburg, Germany later this month. “The entire industry is on a mission to reduce weight in cars as a key to lowering emissions,” explained innovation […]

Leaked Alcoa Memo: 2018 Jeep Wrangler to Feature Aluminium Doors and Hood

An internal release from American aluminium major Alcoa indicates that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will utilize aluminium alloy for portions of the vehicle’s hood and doors. The addition of aluminium is part of Fiat Chrysler’s redesign of the iconic four-wheel-drive vehicle. “A team in the Farmington Hills (Michigan, USA) Aerospace and Automotive Products group is […]

Indian Railways to Purchase 300 Lightweight Aluminium Coaches

Indian Railways is putting the finishing touches on an acquisition plan for obtaining three hundred lightweight aluminium coaches. The coaches are intended to reduce travel time between cities. The plan is part of an initiative launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to make passenger and freight travel on the rails faster. Named the Raftaar Mission, […]