"Pound for pound, aluminum is stronger and tougher than steel."

Alan Mulally, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor Company

Tough Enough for The U.S. Military

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 developing the strongest, safest and most durable cars and trucks ever imagined.

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.

U.S. Military

U.S. Military

The U.S. military has trusted aluminum for decades to help protect our troops. The high-strength, crash-absorbent metal is used in the Humvee (HMMWV), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) and Bradley Fighting Vehicle to reduce weight, resist rust and be reliable under tough conditions.

Armored Vehicles

Armored Vehicles

Audi has long used aluminum in its passenger cars and in 2015, the automaker revealed its A8 L Security, the bulletproof, explosive and hand grenade-resistant civilian armored vehicle. It features an aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) and aluminum side sills ``with significant ballistic-proof profiles`` that help improve passenger protection.

Aluminum-Bodied Heavy-Duty Pickup

Aluminum-Bodied Heavy-Duty Pickup

Ford is synonymous with tough, and its pickups are designed to work. To redefine the heavy-duty pickup truck segment, Ford turned to aluminum to transform its workhorse Super Duty truck into the most capable pickup ever with segment-dominating power, capability, towing and hauling.

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.

Aluminum parts can be engineered to be as strong if not stronger than steel.

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Safety

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Durability

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Sustainability

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Efficiency

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Performance

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Cost Effectiveness