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New Developments in Automotive Extrusions Offer Huge Opportunities


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  • AuthorGeoff Scamans, Andrew Hall
  • Author's CompanyInnoval Technology, Alken
  • Title: New Developments in Automotive Extrusions Offer Huge Opportunities
  • Volume: Vol. 72, No. 3
  • Year: 2014
  • No.of Pages: 4
  • Description: Aluminum companies around the globe are scrambling to invest in increased capacity for AA6xxx aluminum alloy automotive sheet production. The potential for a rapid return on this investment is high. The new Ford F-150 truck with its aluminum body structurehas taken advantage of aluminum sheet for the truck body, but not for the supporting frame structure. The authors note that this frame structure could have also been aluminum intensive through the use of extrusions, if Ford had similar confidence in the use and availability of high strength affordable aluminum extrusion alloys. This article looks at the technical developments underway that could make extrusions a viable option for mass-production vehicles.
  • Companies Mentioned: Innoval Technology, Ducker Worldwide, F.W. Broklemann, Alcoa, Reynolds, Sumitomo Light Metal, Constellium, Brunel University, Ford

Product Code: art-00707


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