DUSSELDORF (Scrap Register): Aluminium has become firmly established as the material of choice in numerous markets. And the future holds even more uses in store, especially in the car industry, where aluminium is already the most important material for lightweight design - whether it be for engines, in the body area, for structural components or in the chassis. The aluminium content of cars will increase still further in years to come and will present the aluminium industry and the car industry with massive challenges.
The key challenges facing the car industry are to reduce CO2 emissions and conserve natural resources. Goals that can only be achieved using intelligent composite construction involving multi-material design coupled with considerable weight reductions in vehicle manufacturing. Given the megatrends such as future mobility, electromobility, innovative hybrid technologies and additive manufacturing, new solutions and applications using aluminium alloys will be increasingly in demand.
At the EAC 2017, with its theme “Aluminium in Automotive Engineering – Challenges and Solutions”, the various possible applications of aluminium in vehicle manufacturing will be presented together with possible developments that will make vehicles of the future lighter and more energy efficient. Speakers and participants from the aluminium industry, automotive component suppliers, OEMs, plant manufacturing and mechanical engineering will discuss innovative developments and new technologies for the automotive engineering of the future.