vehicle lightweighting

BYD Showcases Popular All-Aluminium 12-Meter eBus At Stockholm Conference

BYD Showcases Popular All-Aluminium 12-Meter eBus At Stockholm Conference

Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD Co Ltd showcased its all-aluminium 12-meter (39-foot) eBus last week at Stockholm’s UITP Global Public Transport Summit. The model is an all-electric, emissions-free eBus that is produced in trim levels with either two or three doors. The Hungarian-built...

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Constellium Named Primary Supplier of Aluminium for Alfa Romeo’s New SUV

Amsterdam’s rolled and extruded aluminium firm Constellium N.V. announced yesterday an extension to its partnership with Italy’s multinational automotive firm Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA). The current iteration of the agreement will have Constellium supplying auto body sheet for FCA’s new sport utility vehicle, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. FCA hails the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as […]

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. […]