REPORT ON THE SUBSTITUTION OF ALUMINUM AND OTHER LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS IN AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION: INCLUDING A CENSUS OF CAST IRON AUTOMOTIVE PARTS, MICHIGAN. PHASE II

This report covers the results of a follow-up investigation to an earlier study by the Industrial Development Division. The follow-up Phase II analysis has as its primary objective the development of information necessary to improve communications between major manufacturers and their vendors, setting the state for programs to help independent suppliers participate to a greater extend in the increased automotive use of aluminum. By enhancing communication between the auto companies and vendors it is hoped that the export of jobs in this sector of the industry will be halted and new domestic jobs will be created. The objective of Phase II focused on two main areas: Identifying specific automotive components which are likely to be converted from ferrous to aluminum castings along with their associated weights; and, assessing some of the opportunities and limitations of converting ferrous casting operations to aluminum with special attention to die casting.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Institute of Science and Technology
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    Economic Development Administration

    14th Street, Between E St and Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Krzyzowski, M J
    • Hobson, W E
    • Harbeck, L T
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EDA-79-0100
  • Contract Numbers: EDA-06-06-01522
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM