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We Live In A Multi-Material World - Facilitated by Aluminum

In an interview with Automotive World magazine, Aluminum Transportation Group Technical Committee Chairman, Doug Richman, offers perspectives on trends in automotive lightweighting, to include the significant role aluminum plays in helping automakers achieve efficiency without compromising performance or safety. According to Richman, as automakers employ a healthy material mix in vehicle designs “aluminum co-exists in a multi-material world,” further asserting “the multi-material approach is the only correct way to lightweight vehicles.”

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Novelis and Jaguar Land Rover Create New Aluminum Alloy Made From High Recycled Content

Novelis recently announced the successful integration of its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product containing up to 75 percent recycled content, into the structural components of high volume production vehicles.Developed with Jaguar Land Rover, RC5754 serves as a key component of Jaguar's REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project. First introduced in the new Jaguar XE, the new alloy will be featured in all new and legacy Jaguar Land Rover models.

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Aluminum-Intensive CT6 Challenges Luxury Leaders Aluminum Doors Help Chrysler Pacifica Drop 200 Lbs. Joining Methods Enable Increased Aluminum Use

In an article featured in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Motorized Vehicle Manufacturing Yearbook, ATG Technical Committee Chairman, Doug Richman, details advances in automotive material joining technologies. Education and proper training are emphasized as critical to the success of an industry-wide transition to multi-material vehicle designs, to include increased use of aluminum alloys in high-volume vehicles.

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