Novelis Debuts New Aluminum for Automakers
Novelis announced its strongest automotive aluminum product to date, Novelis Advanz 7UHS-s701, now available commercially to the global automotive industry.
Analysis: State-by-State Impact of Tariffs
The U.S Chamber of Commerce has analyzed the individual state impact of new retaliatory tariffs from countries impacted by the Trump administration’s new tariffs.
Auto Care Association Pens Letter Urging White House to Reconsider Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
“Based on the fact that there are few parts necessary for the upkeep of a vehicle that do not contain significant amounts of steel and aluminum, this action will have a significant negative impact throughout the supply chain, including many small medium and small businesses and their employees that comprise the auto care industry,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association.
New Purdue University Research May Mean More Aluminum for Automobiles
Researchers in Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications.
I-CAR’s Steve Marks Honored by Steel Market Development Institute with Community Hero Award
Marks was singled out for his work developing repairability training for vehicles with advanced high strength steel.
New Project Aims to Decrease the Cost of Carbon Fiber
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation’s (IACMI) project will also look into how to decrease cost and cycle times, which currently limit the use of carbon fiber in automotive structural parts.
Auto/Steel Partnership Announces Hemming of Thin-Gauge Advanced High-Strength Steel Can Achieve Weight Savings
The project, which achieved a 30 percent weight savings, demonstrated that thin-gauge advanced high-strength steel can be successfully hemmed into automotive closure assemblies.
Honda Announces New Body Repair News for 2016 Civic
Of particular interest is the use of a 1,500 MPa steel rear frame, aluminum front bumper beam and resin composite front bulkhead.
Aluminum and Steel Experts Announced for OEM Collision Technology Summit
Doug Richman of Kaiser Aluminum will present “The Future of Aluminum in the Automotive Industry,” while Dr. Blake Zuidema of ArcelorMittal will discuss “The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Steels in Automotive Bodies.”
Eliminate Corrosion Worries with Steck’s New Light Toe Dolly Cover
The Soft Strike .625 Light Toe Dolly Cover is made from Buna rubber and allows you to transition from using body tools on steel to using the same body tools on aluminum without worrying about cross contamination and galvanic corrosion.
Industry Experts to Discuss Repair Techniques at Great Designs in Steel 2015
Industry experts will discuss the methods for repairing collision-damaged vehicles made from advanced high-strength steel.
Insert and Remove Rivets in Steel and Aluminum
Cebotech’s rivet tool is well balanced and can apply five tons of force while inserting rivets.