Automotive and Transportation

2020-06-18 14:24:59
During the last decade the use of aluminum in the automotive industry has increased steadily as it absorbs more than a quarter of the aluminum that is produced. Parts such as pistons, engine housings, wheels, transmission cases, anti-lock brake systems, suspension assembly, shock absorbers and heat exchangers for HVAC systems, radiators, structures and bodies, among others, are currently manufactured from aluminum.

The use of this material has great environmental advantages: the lightness of the material means a reduction in vehicle weight of up to 30%, which translates into fuel savings. In terms of recyclability, more than 95% of the aluminum contained in automobiles is recovered and recycled.