Arconic is at the forefront of lightweighting the auto industry
Pounds of aluminum per vehicle to grow >50% 2005-2020
For the material of today’s—and tomorrow’s—automobiles, all roads lead to Arconic. Our lightweight alloys and aluminum sheet solutions are found bumper to bumper—from doors and hoods to heat exchangers.
The automotive industry is increasingly turning to aluminum-intensive vehicles for improved performance and fuel efficiency. Arconic innovation is leading the way with breakthrough products and technologies, like lightweight, more formable Arconic Micromill™ aluminum, that are helping to make the concept cars of today a reality tomorrow.
Pounds of aluminum per vehicle will grow by more than 50 percent, from 306 pounds in 2005 to 470 pounds in 2020.
Aluminum air batteries offer five to ten times the energy of similarly weighted batteries.
Our breakthrough adhesive bonding technology, Arconic 951™, is nine times stronger than its predecessor, titanium zirconium. A951 overcomes previous challenges with joining aluminum to itself or other materials in the making of automotives—enabling the production of more aluminum-intensive vehicles.