Think aluminum is still the hottest new trend in vehicle lightweighting?
A recent article in Advanced Manufacturing magazine suggests aluminum still faces substantial competition from high-strength, ultra-high-strength steels, and composite materials.
The article suggests automakers are keeping their options open, depending on the particular needs of their vehicles.
Meanwhile, simplified part designs are also creating weight savings.
For a good look at where the auto industry stands to gain competitive advantages as it sheds weight, check out Lightweighting’s New Phase.
Lightweighting’s New Phase