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Aluminum Use Expected to Grow in New EVs

High-strength, low-weight and infinitely recyclable aluminum can be a big boon to EV production.

Advanced Materials In Automobiles Here To Stay

The amount of aluminum and advanced high-strength steel in vehicles keeps rising.

Aluminum Suspensions: Knowing Is Half The Battle

More and more vehicles entering the shop will have more aluminum suspension components today than ever before.

Auto Body: Repairing Aluminum Vehicles

Many shops think all aluminum repairs are the same, but this is where some problems arise. As these same issues arise in vehicles made of newer steels, the aluminum-intensive vehicles are more prone to issues.

Aluminum Use In Vehicles Growing At ‘Unprecedented’ Rate

For the second year in a row, aluminum shipments for use in passenger vehicles hit a record level, as producers in 2016 shipped 5.9 billion pounds of aluminum to automakers in North America.

Aluminum In The Paint Shop – What You Need To Know

There has been a lot of buzz since the 2015 Ford F-150 – largely comprised of aluminum – was released. And rightly so!

Body Shop: Fixing Dents In Aluminum

By now, we’ve all heard about aluminum repair and the cost of training and equipment. You all have your opinions on how feasible and viable it is. Many are evaluating whether it’s worth the money and time. I can’t answer these questions for you, since the variables are across the board. People tell me all the time that “It’s not hard, just different” does not apply. And I’m here to tell you it’s not hard, but it is different. Very different.