Kloeckner Metals

5 Reasons Behind Aluminum’s Growing Popularity

Posted by Steven Nghe on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

Since the adoption of new CAFE standards in 2013, automotive companies have been searching for ways to increase fuel economy. More often than not, these solutions have prominently featured aluminum. At roughly one third the weight of steel, utilizing aluminum drastically reduces the mass of the vehicle, while maintaining the strength. The nonferrous metal aluminum can also be treated in many different ways, and it can be combined into different alloys to meet specific demands.

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Topics: aluminum, nonferrous metal