automotive lightweight materials

Novelis’ New Aluminium Alloy Up To 40 Percent Lighter Than High-Strength Steel

Novelis’ New Aluminium Alloy Up To 40 Percent Lighter Than High-Strength Steel

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis debuted a new automotive aluminium alloy this week that it says is the strongest one it has developed so far. Novelis’ new alloy, the Advanz 7UHS-s701, is formulated for use in safety-critical structural components for passenger vehicles....

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Constellium To Expand Automotive Aluminium Component Production In SW Germany Plant

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. revealed yesterday an expansion to its aluminium structural components operations in Dahenfeld, Neckarsulm, Germany. Per the firm’s press release, the expansion will include a new production hall dedicated to manufacturing body structure components for premium sports cars. The expansion, which will increase the plant’s production area by […]

Novelis to Open US$300 MM Automotive Aluminium Sheet Plant in SW Kentucky

American rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. unveiled plans yesterday to construct and operate a 200-thousand-metric-tons-per-annum automotive aluminium sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. Per the firm’s press release, the US$300 million greenfield facility will feature heat treatment and pre-treatment lines for use in producing aluminium sheet for subsequent molding into such automotive parts […]

Constellium Sends Ten Millionth Aluminium Component to Ford Motors

Amsterdam aluminium extruder Constellium NV celebrated the delivery of its ten millionth part to Detroit’s Ford Motor Company. According to Constellium, in addition to continuing to supply aluminium structural components for the Ford F-150 light truck, the firm is slated to supply parts to the newly-redesigned Ford Explorer when production begins in a few months. […]

Norsk Hydro’s Q1 Numbers Rise with Aluminium Market’s Recovery

Norway’s Norsk Hydro ASA reported first-quarter results on Friday. The quarter’s results were buoyed by higher prices in the quarter, but raw materials costs proved to be a slight drag on the bottom line. Hydro’s first quarter revenue totaled NOK23,026 million, an eight percent increase quarter-on-quarter from last quarter’s NOK21,250 million, and a fourteen percent […]

47th Faro Meeting Highlights

On April 6-7, Imola, Italy hosted the 47th Faro Meeting, a conference devoted to latest developments in the automotive industry and metals markets. During the first day of the two-day conference, speakers from renowned world companies, including Ducker Worldwide, LMC Automotive and Novelis Inc, expressed their views on current and future trends in the automotive […]