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Aluminum in the Transportation Industry

Journal: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Light Metals Technology Sept 24-26 2007 Quebec, Canada P20-25
Author: M. Hartlieb

This paper gives an overview of past, current and future applications of aluminum components in the transportation industry. The different sectors of ground transportation are described with respect to their aluminum usage. Following this is an overview of the various downstream aluminum transformation processes. Typical application examples in the transportation sector are given. Emphasis is placed on where current new developments are focusing and where we can see the future going. Examples of current and future challenges for both aluminum alloys and transformation processes are given as well as what possible solutions may look like.

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