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Technical and Design Information

The technical resources provided here are designed to help solve the automotive industry’s most pressing challenges as engineers design new cars and trucks that are high performing, safe and sustainable.

Processing for Aluminum Auto Body Sheet
Aluminum Galling and Lubrication for Automotive Applications
Design Workshop
Aluminum Value in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
Aluminum in Commercial Vehicles Joining Guide
Literature Review: Vehicle Size, Mass and Safety
Analysis of Painted Aluminum Hood and Associated Corrosion at Hem (2017)
Aluminum Repair in the Automotive Collision Repair Industry
Corrosion Types for Aluminum Parts Used in Vehicular Applications
ATG Silverado Body Lightweighting Study (SAE Government/Industry Meeting)
EDAG Silverado Body Lightweighting Study (Full)
Mixed Materials Solutions: Alternative Materials for Door Assemblies
Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual
Automotive Aluminum Growth and Joining Trends
Lighter and Safer Cars by Design
Aluminum Body-in-White Concept Study
Impact Of Vehicle Weight Reduction On A Class 8 Truck For Fuel Economy Benefits
Impact of Vehicle Weight Reduction on Fuel Economy for Various Vehicle Architectures
Ricardo Electric Vehicle Component Sizing vs. Vehicle Structural Weight Report
IBIS Aluminum Vehicle Structure Manufacturing and Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Other Resource Areas

Aluminum Roadmap

The aluminum industry shares R&D pathways for collaboration with automakers in a rapidly evolving market to advance aluminum production over the next decade.

Sustainability & LCAs

Aluminum provides sustainability without sacrifice. Read about the metal’s life cycle analysis and environmental impact.

Outlooks & Ducker

Learn about the fastest growing automotive material’s projected market penetration.