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2017 Ducker Study Webinar, The Road Ahead: Aluminum Vehicle Content Surge

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In partnership with WardsAuto, the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) presented The Road Ahead: Aluminum Vehicle Content Surge on Wednesday, October 11. Doug Richman, technical committee chairman, ATG and Abey Abraham, project lead and director automotive and materials, Ducker Worldwide detailed new data that confirms automotive aluminum remains the fastest growing automotive material over competing materials and is entering its most unprecedented growth phase. The webinar replay and full presentation are available for download on DriveAluminum.org.

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The Future is Electric…And Aluminum

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Light Metal Age Magazine details the importance of mass reduction with aluminum as leading automakers continue their quest toward electrification. The article emphasizes EVs as a key growth market for aluminum and highlights the metal’s role in offsetting the weight of heavy vehicle batteries. The feature further examines the expected growth surge for automotive aluminum as forecasted by the most recent Ducker Worldwide survey of automakers.

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Mixed Materials Lead the Way for Future Weight Reduction

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Various weight reduction solutions were discussed during the Society of Automotive Analysts Lightweighting Summit in Detroit last month. Among those solutions, increased aluminum use as an alternative to steel in a multi-material vehicle design was discussed. As panelists shared their insights on ways automakers can identify new opportunities to cut weight and optimize vehicle design, mixed materials are cited as “really the pathway,” by Ducker Worldwide’s Abey Abraham.
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Lightweighting: Continuing the Momentum

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In an interview with Advanced Manufacturing magazine, Doug Richman, Aluminum Transportation Group technical committee chairmanshares his optimism on the aluminum industry’s outlook as mass reduction remains a high priority for automakers. With new approaches to weight savings being developed, Constellium and other Tier 1 suppliers continue to expand their automotive business as new vehicle architectures hit showrooms.

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