Arconic is at the forefront of lightweighting the auto industry
Arconic works with customers to develop solutions from bumper to bumper.
For the material of today’s – and tomorrow’s – automobiles and commercial trucks, all roads lead to Arconic. Our lightweight aluminum sheet and extruded solutions are found bumper to bumper – from doors and hoods to heat exchangers.
We develop and manufacture solutions that make cars, trucks, buses and railcars stronger, lighter and sharper looking – leading the way to a greener, more efficient future for the automotive and commercial transportation industries.
In the automotive industry, material engineers are increasingly turning to aluminum to improve vehicle performance and fuel efficiency. Arconic innovation is leading the way with breakthrough products and technologies, like A951 – an award-winning* pre-treatment that enables the cost-effective, mass-market shift from steel-based to aluminum-intensive vehicles.
According to the July 2020 DuckerFrontier “North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content and Outlook” report, aluminum—which is already the fastest growing automotive material—is expected to grow to content levels of 514 pounds per vehicle (PPV) by 2026, up 12% from 2020 levels. Aluminum flat rolled sheet remains a key solution to replace heavier steels and help automakers achieve mass reduction goals.
Aluminum cabs in commercial vehicles save 300-500 pounds over steel cabs.
Our breakthrough adhesive bonding technology, A951™, 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.