vehicle lightweighting

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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Constellium Unveils New 6000-Series Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Amsterdam aluminium extruder Constellium N.V. debuted a new high-strength 6000-series aluminium alloy yesterday. The new alloy, christened Constellium HSA6, is aimed at serving the growing market for lightweight aluminium alloys within the automotive manufacturing sector. Constellium HSA6 is designed for extrusion-based Crash Management Systems, body-in-white structural components, and battery enclosures. The alloy is more malleable […]

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. […]

UK’s Brunel University Partners with Jaguar Land Rover to Develop Die-Cast Aluminium Components

The United Kingdom’s Brunel University London announced a partnership with Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Jaguar Land Rover, and other commercial interests and research institutions to develop new ultra-light die-cast aluminium parts for use in automotive manufacturing. The project is to be three years in duration and is the product of a planned […]