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Plenary Lecture

Aluminium Applications in Automotive

Friday (10.11.2017)
12:20 - 13:00
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Aluminium is the most important lightweighting material in the automotive industry and the go-to material after steel. It combines affordability with proven manufacturing methods and global availability in a variety of semi products. Coming from low and medium volume the aluminum industry has been transitioning recently to mass production. New processes and recent alloy developments have expanded the application range to include the highest strength levels. Joining methods like resistance spot welding open the door to material-agnostic manufacturing concepts side by side with steel. These developments position the aluminum industry to continue its long-term success story well into the future of electric driving.

Dr. Axel Förderreuther
Novelis Deutschland GmbH


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