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

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...

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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 […]

Sapa Develops Lighter Automotive Brake Line Using Aluminium Alloy

Norway’s Sapa AS has developed a revolutionary new automobile brake line using a high-strength aluminium alloy. The new system, which was announced yesterday, will be officially debuted at IZB in Wolfsburg, Germany later this month. “The entire industry is on a mission to reduce weight in cars as a key to lowering emissions,” explained innovation […]

Leaked Alcoa Memo: 2018 Jeep Wrangler to Feature Aluminium Doors and Hood

An internal release from American aluminium major Alcoa indicates that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will utilize aluminium alloy for portions of the vehicle’s hood and doors. The addition of aluminium is part of Fiat Chrysler’s redesign of the iconic four-wheel-drive vehicle. “A team in the Farmington Hills (Michigan, USA) Aerospace and Automotive Products group is […]

Constellium Announces New Plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Dutch aluminium semi producer Constellium N.V. announced this week that it is planning to open a new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, for the production of aluminium automotive structural components. According to the firm, this new plant is a response to an uptick in demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium Crash Management Systems and other […]