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Aluminum vs Steel - Is the Lighter Metal Closing the Gap?

Posted on 08 August 2014

From a standpoint of metals evolution, aluminum seems to have encroached on its main adversary, steel, in the booming global automobile industry, as lower costs, greater flexibility, and lightness have had a salutary effect on ever-increasing gasoline bills.
When analyzing typical materials content of manmade automobiles and light trucks, iron and molded steel still dominate with 55%. High strength steel makes up another 15%, while aluminum and plastics each comprise 10%. The final 10% consists of copper, titanium, etc………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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