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[Infographic] A Guide to Automotive Aluminum Sheet

This article was published on: 07/19/21 3:36 PM

There are infinite possibilities for automotive aluminum sheet. With thousands of car parts and a landscape shifting toward more efficient and sustainable automotive technologies, knowing where exactly popular aluminum alloys are used can get complicated. That’s where our infographic guide to automotive aluminum sheet comes in. For instance, which aluminum alloys are best for heat …

Melting point of aluminum

What Is the Melting Point of Aluminum?

This article was published on: 07/12/21 8:00 AM

Melting point is a crucial physical property. The temperature at which a substance changes from a solid to a liquid state directly impacts how that substance is handled and applied. Aluminum has a melting point of approximately 1220°F. Relative to other metals, this is about double the melting point of zinc, and half the melting …

aluminum in cars

Aluminum in Cars: What Aluminum Alloys are Common in Aluminum Car Bodies?

This article was published on: 07/7/21 11:00 AM

You might ask yourself, “What makes aluminum in cars so commonplace?” or “What is it about aluminum that makes it such a great material for car bodies?” without realizing that aluminum has been used in auto manufacturing since the beginning of cars. As early as 1889 aluminum was produced in quantity and cast, rolled, and …

t6 6061 aluminum

Why is T6 the Most Popular 6061 Aluminum Grade?

This article was published on: 06/28/21 8:00 AM

As one of the most popular aluminum grades, 6061 is often chosen for structural applications, welded assemblies, electronics, and a variety of industrial and household items. 6061 aluminum tube, aluminum bar, and aluminum plate offer high-to-moderate strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and superior machinability and weldability. 6061 aluminum offers greater strength over other alloys in the …

automotive lightweighting

A Handy Guide to Automotive Lightweighting

This article was published on: 06/21/21 8:00 AM

Lightweighting, a concept in the automotive industry, demands that all car parts be optimized for their lightest possible weight. By proposing that new materials be engineered to replace heavy car parts that cause engine strain, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are investing in functional, modern day solutions that better serve individual users and the environment. Recent …

Prices on Aluminum

Factors Affecting Aluminum Pricing

This article was published on: 06/14/21 8:00 AM

Prices on aluminum relate directly to supply and demand drivers. The main questions to ask are, how much aluminum can be produced and who is willing to buy it? Producers, traders, speculators, and industrial end-users will generally exchange aluminum at a price reflective of supply and demand. But, as you’ll see below, aluminum pricing is …

Advanced high strength steel

The Role of Ultra and Advanced High Strength Steel in Cars

This article was published on: 06/10/21 8:00 AM

Advanced high strength steel and ultra high strength steel are becoming a popular material in the world of auto manufacturing because their attributes and characteristics help automakers meet fuel efficiency, safety, and design standards. With increasingly stringent regulations driving the future of the industry, steel – particularly ultra-high strength steel and advanced high strength steel …

Annetta Rogers

Annetta Rogers, Master Negotiator with A Huge Heart

This article was published on: 06/6/21 8:00 AM

Annetta’s supreme negotiation skills—a good humored, maternal, this-is-how-it-is approach—have earned Houston a laudable multi-year streak for efficient distribution during her time as Kloeckner Metals Houston Mesa‘s Transportation Coordinator. At 24 years with Kloeckner, Annetta plays an uplifting role in a successful work culture that gets the right product to customers on time. How does she do …

5052 vs 6063 aluminum

A Guide Comparing 5052 vs 6063 Aluminum

This article was published on: 05/31/21 8:00 AM

Comparing 5052 vs 6063 aluminum, you’ll see they’re both two very common alloys in the aluminum industry. 5052 aluminum is quite popular because of its versatility, while 6063 aluminum is known for its good electrical conductivity and high-quality finish. Both are very commonly used in industrial applications, and each has its strengths and advantages. Read on to …

dp steel

DP Steel: Why is Dual Phase Steel Important to Autos?

This article was published on: 05/26/21 8:00 AM

Dual-Phase Steel – or DP steel – is part of a category known as Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS). According to World Auto Steel, a division of the World Steel Association, AHSS are the result of carefully chosen chemical properties that are heated and cooled through precisely controlled processes. The result is material that is lightweight …

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