- Aluminun breakdown. // Ward's Auto World;Apr96, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p57
Presents findings of a study conducted for the Aluminum Association, by Ducker Research Company, which revealed that passenger cars in 1996 contained an average of 252 pounds of aluminum, which accounted for a 32 percent increase over 1991. Average of Light weight of light trucks; Percentage...
- Aluminum is no longer a lightweight in autos. Belsie, Laurent // Christian Science Monitor;5/24/96, Vol. 88 Issue 126, p8
Reports on the use of aluminum to replace steel in cars. Automobile manufacturers' introduction of cars made almost entirely of aluminum; Strategies utilized by aluminum companies to woo carmakers; Goal of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles in the United States.
- Aluminum's rise continues. Jackson, Kathi // Ward's Auto World;Sep97, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p61
Focuses on the usage of aluminum in the making of vehicles in the automobile industry. Amount of aluminum used in vehicles; Details on the increase usage of metal in the transportation industry by the Aluminum Association; Benefits of the usage of aluminum in vehicles; Indepth look at several...
- ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS. // Advanced Materials & Processes;May2000, Vol. 157 Issue 5, p65
Summarizes several papers about automotive materials presented at the SAE 2000 World Congress. `New Directions in Aluminum-Based P/M Materials for Automotive Applications,' by Warren H. Hunt Jr. of Aluminum Consultants Group Inc.; `Automotive Applications of Austempered Ductile Iron: A Critical...
- Weight watchers. Keenan, Tim; Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Sep96, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p52
Focuses on the benefits of the increasing use of aluminum and magnesium in vehicles. Expected boost to aluminum poundage in the 1997 model year; Drop in the cost of making parts from aluminum; Magnesium applications in General Motors' EV1 electric cars; Significant aluminum applications coming...
- Driving on aluminum. White, Slaton L. // Field & Stream;Aug97, Vol. 102 Issue 4, p106
Discusses the advantages of aluminum forged wheels from Alcoa Wheel Products International, over steel wheels and other types of automobile wheels. Stress performance; Weight; Greater vehicle control.
- MATERIALS: CHOOSING THE RIGHT STUFF. Janicki, Greg // Automotive Industries;Oct2000, Vol. 180 Issue 10, p15
Reports on trends in material usage of the automobile industry in 1995 and 2000. Reason behind the drop in aluminum usage for wheels and bumper beams since 1995; Growth in lightweight components; Benefits of lightweight components.
- Alloy cat. Honeywill, Tristan // Professional Engineering;1/29/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p39
Reports on Jaguar's use of aluminum alloy body for the XJ automobile. Costs of the aluminum model; Production of the aluminum material; Differences between steel and aluminum bodies; Types of aluminum alloy used for the automobile.
- Aluminum alliance seeks 40% weight cut. Robinson, Aaron; Woodyard, Michael // Automotive News;6/7/1999, Vol. 73 Issue 5823, p4
Reports on efforts of the Auto Aluminum Alliance of the United States Council for Automotive Research in eradicating problems associated with the use of aluminum in automobiles. Includes cost; Stamping and welding technologies; Comments from industry observers.