vehicle lightweighting

Yakazi Develops Stronger, More Conductive Aluminium Wire Using Carbon Nanotubes

Yakazi Develops Stronger, More Conductive Aluminium Wire Using Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers in California say they have developed an alternative for copper wire in automotive applications that is cheaper and lighter than existing solutions – namely, aluminium wire rods strengthened by carbon nanotubes. According to scientists at vehicle wire harness manufacturer Yazaki’s research...

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Aluminium May Be Winner in Likely EU Plan to Boost Electric Car Sector

According to sources who spoke to Reuters, the European Union will soon be considering a proposal to use carbon credits to entice automotive manufacturers into the aluminium-intensive electric car market rather than relying upon quotas alone. The sources, who were not identified by the news agency, indicated that a proposal will be introduced in just […]

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 […]