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Automotive aluminum extrusion grows with extrusions sharing the load

Friday, September 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
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With Ford swapping steel for aluminum in its consumer and commercial truck body panels, lightweight sheet metal suppliers have received a lot of attention recently. But they’re not the only ones supporting metal replacement strategies. Many automotive structural components are transitioning from steel beams to aluminum extrusions as well, forcing automotive designers and engineers to learn more about the process.

 

Sapa Group executives discuss the company’s new technical center in Michigan, how various automakers approach aluminum, and how global transportation expertise can apply to North American design challenges. More...


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