FUTURE OF ALUMINUM IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

BROSPETTIVE DE SVILUPPO DELL'ALLUMINIO NELL'INDUSTRIA AUTOMOTORISTICA

In this conference, held on the occasion of the OEA meeting in Florence, the manager of FIAT-TEKSID reviews from an authoritative standpoint the position of aluminum as an automotive material. A FIAT study estimates at 14% the amount of petrol spared by a weight reduction of 30% in a motor car, obtainable through use of aluminium in the car bodies. A survey of present applications ranges from cylinder blocks to heads, inlet manifolds, pistons, radiators, suspension and brake components, wheels. Europe has lead the way in most cases, but U.S.A. is now coming up quick, and bodywork is the next thing, although aluminum may raise initial cost by 50-100%. Aluminum demand for cars in Europe and Japan is expected to grow from 0,5 million tons in 1975 to around 1 million tons in five years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Editrice Alluminio

    Via Sansovino 22
    20133 Milan,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Palazzo, F
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 323-334
  • Serial:
    • Alluminio
    • Volume: 46
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Editrice l'Industria

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM