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From Automakers to the U.S. Military, Those in the Know Trust Aluminum

With the help of aluminum, automotive manufacturers are designing and developing the strongest, safest and most durable cars and trucks ever imagined. Even the U.S. military trusts high-strength aluminum alloys in combat vehicles, including the Humvee and Bradley Fighting Vehicle, to protect our troops in some of the world’s most unforgiving environments. Automakers are increasingly turning to aluminum as part of the multi-material mix to boost vehicle fuel efficiency while improving durability and capability.

Aluminum Proves Its Mettle

Aluminum’s strength and durability is trusted in the most extreme transportation environments, where strength, safety and durability are critical. Automotive designers and engineers know that high-strength aluminum alloys are capable of handling the harshest conditions on earth.

Aluminum’s Durability Advantages

  • Aluminum is naturally corrosion resistant, which helps maintain a vehicle’s structure and increase lifespan.
  • Aluminum is approximately one-third the weight of steel, meaning parts can be made thicker and stronger while still reducing the weight of a vehicle.
  • Pound for pound, aluminum parts can be engineered to be as strong if not stronger than steel.



"Audi A8" by OLOLZ is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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