Steel vs. Aluminum – Weight, Strength, Cost, Malleability Comparison

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Steel and aluminum are the two most famous materials utilized as a part of metal spinnings. Every material has a characterized and unmistakable arrangement of attributes that make it the privilege – or the wrong – material for the employment. At the point when selecting material for your spun part its essential to consider the accompanying: cost, the state of the turning, and above all the end application.

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How are customers liking that aluminum body F-150?

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Ford Motor Co. reported 2 percent lower sales for February, compared to last year. Other automakers reported higher sales industrywide.

Despite the lower sales, there were some bright spots for Ford. The company said retail sales of its F-Series pickup trucks were up 7 percent. It said the F-150, which features a standard new aluminum body this model year, was the fastest-turning vehicle on dealer lots.

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North American Aluminum Demand Grows 5.0 Percent in 2014

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ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The aluminum industry in the United States and Canada saw year-over-year demand growth of 5.0 percent through the end of 2014. This according to preliminary data released today in the Aluminum Association’s monthly “Situation Report.” The estimated 25.5 billion pounds of aluminum shipped by North American producers and fabricators last year is the largest shipment total for the industry since 2006.

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Pros and cons of aluminum cars and trucks

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As part of their ever-increasing efforts to maximize fuel economy, carmakers are frequently using aluminum for body panels instead of steel to save weight.

Ford has been a leader in embracing the material at a volume level. In 2013 its CEO, Alan Mullaly, said that “pound for pound, aluminum is stronger and tougher than steel.”

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The Ford F-150’s New Aluminium Body Vs. A Sledgehammer

Ford’s New F-150 promises better pay load,  better MPG, better torque and much more, but customers are wondering won’t it be more complicated and expensive to fix if it is dented or damaged?  Well we will let you watch the video and find out….

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Ford’s New Aluminum F-150, Saves Gas, Wins Shows, & Looks Amazing

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Ford’s aluminum F-150 was one of the big stars today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, taking the prize for truck of the year.

The F-150’s aluminum body cuts about 700 pounds off the truck’s weight. A report from NPR’s Sonari Glinton says the F-150 is Ford’s most important vehicle, and quotes Aaron Bragman, Detroit bureau chief for Cars.com, as saying the automaker’s move to aluminum is one of the biggest gambles in the auto industry in years.

The lighter body weight is important because automakers will have to adjust to stricter fuel efficiency standards. Forbes says Ford’s redesigned truck will get about 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

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The Strength of Aluminum

 

 

Aluminum offers consumers the perfect combination of strength and durability.  Although this lightweight material is not ordinarily recognized for its strength, aluminum can be mixed with certain alloys and tempered in order to increase its overall tensile strength. Aluminum becomes the superior choice in certain environmental situations and has one of the lowest densities available among commercial metals.  In fact, it has a density that is one third of copper or steel. At low temperatures, steel is known to become brittle, whereas aluminum will exhibit an increase in strength.

 

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