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Audi Celebrates Five Years Of Lightweight Aluminium And Steel Component Production At  Münchsmünster Plant

Audi Celebrates Five Years Of Lightweight Aluminium And Steel Component Production At Münchsmünster Plant

German automaker Audi AG is marking five years of production at its Münchsmünster facility, which has been producing diecast aluminium components for a wide range of Audi, VW, Bentley, and Lamborghini production models. Begun in the fall of 2013, the Münchsmünster facility...

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Steel Versus Aluminium: Who’s Winning the Lightweighting Battle In Cars?

Much like the metals industry, automobile manufacturers are continually and significantly investing in research and development, from developing new alloys and materials with improved properties to perfecting the latest techniques in the welding and shaping of various materials and alloys. These efforts have one shared goal: lightweighting vehicles and reducing emissions. Since the automobile industry […]

Brunel University London Partners with Industrial Leaders to Develop Crash-Protecting Aluminium Alloys

Brunel University London announced a second new partnership this week, this one with lightweight castings firms to develop high-performance cast aluminium alloys for use as impact protection in automobiles and trains. The Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST)’s partners include Sarginsons Industries, a firm that is considered among the world’s leaders in lightweight castings. […]

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 automotive lightweighting would boost the bottom line in the coming years. Hydro’s underlying […]

Increased Aluminium Content Drives into the Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva Motor Show begins on Thursday at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland. As one of the world’s premier auto shows, “The Salon” is a forum for automakers from around the globe to showcase their latest offerings. As lightweighting and sustainability become more important to the global automobile industry, an increasing number of vehicles […]

American Firm Develops New Aluminium Alloy for Commercial Vehicle Wheels

Indiana commercial vehicle component maker Accuride Corporation debuted a new, proprietary aluminium alloy developed for use in the production of aluminium wheels for commercial vehicle applications. Dubbed Quantum 99, the firm says the alloy is one-fifth stronger than previous alloys, allowing for the reduction in weight of its standard aluminium wheels by eleven percent. Accuride […]