A detailed exploration of advances aluminum technology for auto manufacturing
Aluminum Materials Technology for Automobile Construction details the various alloys and machining advances that allow aluminum to replace steel in cars. While direct replacement would increase costs to an unsustainable level, aluminum producers and automobile manufacturers have collaborated to improve alloy performance, casting, joining, and surface treatment while adjusting designs to better utilize the available forms of aluminum safely and cost-effectively. This book details the progress made in understanding formability, adhesion, fatigue, corrosion, and other critical factors in Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US.
Aluminium materials for vehicle construction; the corrosion of aluminium and anti-corrosion measures in vehicle construction; surface treatment of aluminium components for vehicles; design perspectives for aluminium bodies; joining aluminium body materials; solutions to problems with extruded sections in vehicle construction; aluminium - new casting methods and materials properties; solving problems by the use of forgings; principles of drawing aluminium body parts.