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Automotive applications

Aluminium sheets and coils for automotive applications

Through material lightweighting, Constellium is using aluminium to help the automotive industry address today’s environmental challenges.

Lightening the load

In light of increasing emissions regulations and consumer demand, automotive OEMs are exploring ways to lower CO2  emissions and reduce fuel consumption.

Constellium is helping automotive manufacturers respond using intelligent material lightweighting in areas including body-in-white, heat exchangers, equipment, chassis and other sheets.

The lightness and strength-weight ratio of aluminium make it the material of choice for lightweighting in automotive applications. This can translate into less fuel consumption and fewer emissions over the duration of a vehicle’s lifetime.

Experience an innovation in automotive aluminium

Automotive applications

At Constellium, we have a long history working with automotive customers

At Constellium, we have a long history working with automotive customers. Having gained substantial knowledge and expertise, we offer our automotive customers a host of benefits:

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    Know-how in using aluminium to provide the automotive market with sustainable benefits, particularly in terms of lightweighting, safety and infinite recyclability
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    Understanding of customer processes and future original equipment manufacturers’ requirements
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    Cross-pollination approach that enables the transfer of cutting-edge technologies and innovations to the automotive market
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    Experience in the aluminium processing industry, a reputation for high quality and cost-effective manufacturing skills for mass production
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    We comply with ISO/TS 16949 standard and are active in ISO (International Standards Organization) as well as GDA (Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V.) and the European Aluminium Association to both help both to shape specifications and recommendations.
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    Large portfolio of high-quality products, such as aluminium extrusions, tubes, bars and sheets in a wide range of automotive alloys, using processes and engineering expertise that are second to none
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    Investments in production capabilities, better satisfying requirements and future developments in the aluminium car body market. Constellium has made significant investments in surface inspection, chemical conversion and in the upgrading of its equipment
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    Close partnership approach that enables automotive, bus and truck engineers to derive the full benefits of using aluminium and other lightweight materials in vehicle design

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Key-fact

Switching to aluminium requires only minimum adjustments in comparison to non-metallic lightweight materials.

Last update 22 April 2013 Back to top