Day: February 18, 2021

Novelis Debuts New Aluminum for Automakers

Novelis Inc. has announced its strongest automotive aluminum product to date, Novelis AdvanzTM 7UHS-s701. The technologically advanced, ultra-high-strength material is now available commercially to the global automotive industry.

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The product offers lightweighting potential of up to 40% over existing ultra-high strength, hot-formed steel solutions. It is designed for safety-critical structural applications in passenger vehicles that require high in-service strengths such as A and B pillar reinforcements and side impact door beams. Commercial vehicles and electric vehicles will also benefit from using this material, as it offers mass reduction to enable increased payload and longer battery range, while still meeting all crash, loading and overall design requirements.

“The s701 technology represents the future of high-strength material in automotive applications and offers a clear alternative to the most advanced high-strength steel products,” said Philippe Meyer, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Novelis Inc. “Aluminum is already

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Novelis debuts ‘ultra-high-strength’ aluminum – Recycling Today

Aluminum scrap continues to enjoy strong demand as of mid-February, with one trader who’s based in the Midwest saying primary mills are actively buying on the spot market. He says that is different than in the recent past, when these mills purchased much of their scrap based on contracts.

He attributes the increased spot buying in part to primary mills determining that the spreads in recent years did not make it advantageous to engage in contracts. “Demand is pretty strong as well,” he adds.

The trader says even secondary mills are offering more for aluminum scrap. “That tells me housing starts and automotive are strong,” he says.

One potential concern for aluminum producers and the scrap dealers who supply them is the automotive production problems that have arisen because of the semiconductor shortage. In 2020, the automotive industry experienced fluctuations in production and demand related to the pandemic, reducing its

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These automotive designs doubling up as planters are the surreal future in an after-pandemic new normal

COVID-19 totally shook up our world, it obliterated life as we know it, forcing us to rethink our way of living. Life in a pandemic is a unique adventure (let’s be positive) that unfolds new lessons and experiences every day, life after pandemic? – I wonder what that will be like. Designer Nicolas Abdelkader envisions what the post-pandemic world could be like, and he has proposed an innovative project for it – “The Urgency To Slow Down”. The Urgency To Slow Down is basically a collection of photos featuring “augmented planters”, wherein our means of transportation such as planes, ships, cars and etc double up as planters, and are able to hold trees, plants, shrubs, and basically greenery of any sort! He imagines a world wherein walking and bicycles are our preferred means for traveling from one location to another, and in such a world these Automotives are rendered useless!

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Xhibitionist Yacht Concept Offers Pure Automotive Design, Extravagant Lifestyle

Say hello to the Xhibitionist, a yacht design by Sweden-based Gray Design. If you’ve never heard of this design group, it is best known for creating vehicles, not only yachts, that are built with the goal of ultimately becoming a real product.

To do so, however, requires a large amount of focus based on functionality, proportion, and aesthetics. By looking at the Xhibitionist, we can clearly see the level at which Gray Design operates. If you haven’t had a look at the gallery yet, now is the time to do so; it will ultimately help guide you through what comes next.

Upon looking at the vessel, the lines, geometries, and overall shape look a lot like a supercar. Just imagine some wheels where the shape naturally calls for them, or take the aerial view, for example. Looking at it closely, you’ll see a clear automotive-inspired shape. There’s a hood

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Ford and Google pair up to ‘reinvent’ car design, connectivity and ownership

Google and Ford are teaming up in an alliance meant to “reinvent” virtually every aspect of the car business, from the way vehicles are designed, engineered and assembled to the way customers shop and then experience their vehicles.

Among other things, motorists will be able to download features they might not originally have purchased, as well as new safety and infotainment technology that wasn’t originally available, Ford and Google officials said during a Monday morning news conference.

“As Ford continues the most profound transformation in our history with electrification, connectivity and self-driving, Google and Ford coming together establishes an innovation powerhouse truly able to deliver a superior experience for our customers and modernize our business,” said Jim Farley, president and CEO of Ford.

Virtually every aspect of the auto business has been touched by technology in recent decades — and the alliance, which will rely on Google’s Android operating system

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How to Choose the Right Automotive PSA

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three people putting on a car film

When working with automotive pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) — or most any purchase in the supply chain, for that matter — three factors weigh heavily on the buying decision:

Finding the right materials, at the right price point, with a reliable unit volume is a straightforward goal, but it often takes some time. Suppliers can have dizzying catalogs of films and tapes to sift through with nuanced differentiators that make it tough to compare specs tit-for-tat. You may go into the search with a clear idea of the automotive design problem you need to solve but less certainty about the ideal polymer or adhesive formula. A lower price point might not

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