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The role of aluminum in automotive weight reduction—Part I


This series of articles provides, from an international perspective, an analysis of the future of the automotive industry and aluminum’s role in automobile weight reduction technology. Part I briefly reviews the environmental and social issues surrounding the automobile and describes how these issues are concurrently driving the automotive industry to employ weight-adding technologies and seek opportunities for weight reduction.

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Kurihara, Y. The role of aluminum in automotive weight reduction—Part I. JOM 45, 32–33 (1993).

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  • Automotive Industry
  • Fuel Economy
  • Fluorocarbon
  • Improve Fuel Economy
  • Improve Fuel Efficiency