New: Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual
Free download: An essential reference for automotive designers and engineers as use of aluminum alloys in high-volume vehicles is expected to accelerate rapidly.Learn More
NAIAS | Ford's Aluminum Bodied
F-150 Wins Top Honor
Announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Ford's aluminum bodied F-150 wins North American Truck/Utility of the Year.
Study: Accelerating Aluminum Growth
By 2025, more than 75% of pickup trucks, and 20% of SUVs and large sedans produced in North America will be aluminum-bodied.Learn More
Military Grade Aluminum Proves Its Mettle
The U.S. military trusts aluminum’s durability to protect our troops as they navigate the most unforgiving environments – consumers can expect the same in their cars, SUVs and pickups.Learn More
Aluminum Superior in Losing Weight, Boosting MPG
A new study shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40% body mass & boost fuel economy by 18% when combined with other design changes.Learn More
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In the fourth and final “You Test” video from Ford, Lorne Browne, an engineering technologist in the Inuvik Northwest Territories, challenged the 2015 F-150 to make his yearly 900-mile trip across the desolate Dempster Highway, crossing four mountain ranges in the arctic wilderness along the way. Watch it here.
Doug Richman, technical chair for the Aluminum Transportation Group and vice president of engineering and technology at Kaiser Aluminum, addressed government officials, auto industry insiders and academics at the 2015 SAE Government/Industry meeting. Richman discussed aluminum's ascension in the automotive industry over the past 50 years, and how it will serve as a key component to reaching fuel economy targets.[...]
The Aluminum Association recently released a comprehensive 2015 aluminum joining manual developed in collaboration with the European Aluminium Association (EAA) and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) as an essential reference for automotive designers and engineers – click here to learn more.[...]