The ABCs of aluminum

Skillingberg, Michael
July 2008
Trailer / Body Builders;Jul2008, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p63
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of aluminum material in trucks and trailers. Aluminum usage compared with other materials including steel, plastics and polymer matrix composites, has grown in the transportation industry in the U.S. Features of aluminum are described such as its corrosive resistance, close tolerance fabrication and assembly, durability and recycling potential. The comparative properties of aluminum and aluminum alloys are highlighted. Points from case studies on aluminum by University of Cambridge Professor Michael Ashby are also given.


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