According to foreign media reports, Constelllium NV has developed a new generation of high-strength 6000-series aluminum alloy, Cottellium HSA6, designed to meet the growing demand for light-weight aluminum by car makers. Currently, the aluminum is used in several 2017-2018 models, including Mini's Countryman.
Constellium HSA6 aluminum is a very desirable material for Crash Management Systems, white body structures and battery enclosures, allowing designers to optimize extrusions and reduce their wall thickness. ConstelliumHSA6 aluminum alloy also offers 15-30% weight reduction over traditional aluminum alloys.Stainless Steel Electroplate Custom Cnc Machining Part Manufacturer
In addition, the aluminum alloy can also increase the strength of 15-30%, can enhance the protection of the vehicle in the event of a collision, and strengthen the protection of the battery to help battery systems and other key vehicle cooling system. The aluminum is also able to absorb kinetic energy in the event of a collision, protecting occupants in the car and pedestrians, maximizing the appearance of the vehicle.
Martin Jarrett, head of operations performance and technology for Automotive Structures and Industry's business unit at Kenills Aluminum, said: "With Constellium HSA6 aluminum alloy products, the company is able to offer the carmaker the highest-strength 6000-series aluminum alloy on the market, Aluminum alloys can be used to make automotive extrusions.
According to a new study by Ducker Worldwide, between 2015 and 2020, the use of crash management systems and aluminum bodies for body components will increase by 65% and 100%, respectively, and will continue to grow up to 2028 .Titanium Sand Blast CNC Turning Part Manufacturer