Learn the Advancements in Aluminium Fabrication

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Although the use of aluminum in cars has been increasing for the past two decades, progress has been limited in developing aluminum auto bodies. For More Ihttps://dkuperformance.co.uk/aluminium-fabrication/nfo..


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Learn the Advancements in Aluminium Fabrication:

Learn the Advancements in Aluminium Fabrication

Key Points:

Key Points 1. Light Weighting. 2. Modern C ar U sage. 3. Aluminium P ressure. 4. Tube Laser Technology .


Introduction Although the use of aluminum in cars has been increasing for the past two decades, progress has been limited in developing aluminum auto bodies. In fact, most aluminum substitution has come in the form of castings and forgings in the transmission, wheels, etc. The use of large amounts of aluminum in mass-produced cars, as distinct from expensive, low-volume models, has been frequently predicted but as yet has not come about. Let’s learn some advancements in aluminium fabrication .

Light Weighting:

Light Weighting On the periodic table, aluminum is about half as dense as iron. But does being lighter in this literal sense translate to light weighting of vehicles? The aluminum industry says yes, pointing to automakers like Tesla and Ford choosing aluminum bodies in order to translate the weight savings to the battery or payload capacity. The body and chassis make up over half the weight of the average vehicle, so material can make a big difference in weight, stiffness and strength of the vehicle .


Cont … The tensile strength means that aluminum parts need to increase thickness to meet safety standards, while advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) can be made thinner, thereby reducing weight. Granted, these thicker aluminum parts may still come out lighter than their steel counterparts .

Modern Car Usage:

Modern Car Usage By 2020 it's expected to be consuming 4.49 million tons of aluminium a year. Key factors of this growth include both rising automotive production and wider use of aluminium in modern cars. Every kilogram of aluminium used in a car reduces the overall weight of the vehicle by one kilogram. For this reason more and more car parts are being made from aluminium : engine radiators, wheels, bumpers, suspension parts, engine cylinder blocks, transmission bodies and body parts: the hoods, the doors and even the frame. As a result since the 1970s the share of aluminium in the overall weight of an average car has been constantly on the increase: from 35 kg in the 1970s to today's 152 kg. Experts project that by 2025 average aluminium content in a car will reach 250 kg .

Aluminium Pressure:

Aluminium Pressure Automotive applications do not have the luxury of being pressurized, so panels need to be stamped from higher-strength alloys having a thickness typically greater than 1,000 microns (0.040 in.). AA5182 is used throughout the body structure, along with other grades from the 5XXX family. Although this grade provides the necessary strength, it cannot be used for skin panels because it is prone to stretcher-strain marks or Lüders lines, which print through a painted surface .


Cont … Products formed from the 6XXX series are not plagued by these visually unappealing features and have the added bonus of getting stronger when processed through a paint-curing cycle. This characteristic helps increase vehicle exterior denting resistance. Typical alloys from this family have additions of 0.75 percent Mg and 0.75 percent silicon (Si). Aluminium Fabricators near me in UK specializes in automotive fabrication process and provides best services .

Tube Laser Technology:

Tube Laser Technology Tube laser technology introduces several significant advantages over traditional manufacturing and fabrication processes. Tube lasers increase the ability to produce more intricate cuts, increase fabrication speed, save on downstream assembly and can reduce costs while improving quality .

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