There are several key advantages to the use of aluminum in automotive manufacturing. With new efficiency standards looming, one way that manufacturers are meeting fuel economy goals is by reducing gross vehicle weight. Perhaps the best, most cost-effective way to do this is by using aluminum in place of steel.
In the past, there were strength and durability concerns when comparing aluminum to steel. Neuman Aluminium’s impact-extrusion process eliminates these issues.
Impact-extrusion, when properly performed, produces aluminum parts that are comparable to steel in terms of durability, strength and overall quality – with cost effective material weight advantages unmatched by other materials.
Our quality parts for automotive are now used in many high-stress components, such as suspension, chassis and drivetrain applications. This more than demonstrates the reliability of aluminum in place of steel.
Key aluminum components for automotive include:
- Shock absorbers and air suspension
- Fuel systems
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Sensor Housings
- Brake/safety systems
- Parking and steering systems
- Electric motor housings
- Cooling systems
- Heat sinks