Next to steel, aluminium is the most used metal in the automotive industry. At the car’s end of life, at least 90% of the aluminium content is recycled to be reused again the production of other products. In Ontario, it is expected that the use of aluminium will grow tremendously over the next 3 years.
According to a report released by research firm Ducker Worldwide, aluminium will be used on 25% of cars that will compose the North American fleet by 2020. In 2015, less than 5% of cars used aluminium on doors. Ducker Worldwide made a further estimation that 71% of hoods will be made from aluminium by 2020. This number is 50% higher than 2015.
The research firm also expects that by 2025, 80% of car hoods will be made from aluminium. It is also anticipated that aluminium bumper beams will grow from 33% in 2015 to 54 % by 2020. John Huetter who is a content writer for Repairer Driven News notes that it is important for car shops to invest in dedicated aluminium tools, space and equipment so that they will be able to fix the latest model of cars that are made from aluminium. Technicians must also be provided the necessary training on the use of equipment to repair aluminium-based cars by 2020.
A smaller concentration of car parts are made from aluminium in 2015 but by 2020, a larger percentage of cars will be using aluminium on its parts. Technicians must be highly experienced and knowledgeable to be able to repair the vehicles.
Aluminium is experiencing unprecedented growth right now because it remains to be the most popular material used in the manufacture of car parts. Aluminium’s increased market penetration in the auto sector is due to multi-material design approach where the best material is chosen for a specific application that will improve fuel economy, safety, battery range and driving performance.
The products of aluminium in Thai are being used in automotive parts from side steps, roof racks, roof rails, granges, tonneau covers and many more. Aluminium can also be fabricated into different shapes and dimensions for the manufacture of electronicparts.