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           As the demand increases to make   for aluminum materials through the   engineering spirit cultivated by the UACJ
          automobile lighter for the sake of reducing   technologies exhibited in the Innovation   R&D Center.   //
          CO2 emissions, the development of   Area. Behind the technological develop-
          technology using aluminum is in progress.   ments that play a core role as the driving
          I could see a wide variety of possibilities   force for manufacturing vehicles is the

          Packed with hints for bringing out aluminum’s

          functionality in vehicle manufacture

           The ‘U-AI Lab’ innovation area is on the ground floor of the
         UACJ R&D Center. Although ‘U-AI’ is pronounced ‘YOU-EYE’, it is
         actually a pun on AI, the chemical symbol for aluminum. All
         kinds of aluminum-related products and technologies are on
         display, ranging from various parts and materials to the principles
         of forming, joining and surface treatment. It’s a treasure trove of
         ideas, where items with unexpected functions and purposes can
         also be found.
           The open innovation-oriented automobile technology corner
         provides a wide space for the display of items such as bonnet
         hoods, bumper reinforcements, and front doors. At the center is a
         prototype battery housing for power train electrification.    //


          At the UACJ Research & Development Division, comprehensive developments on automobile materials,
          including aluminum alloy materials, optimization of surface treatment and processing are being carried
          Corporate Name  UACJ Corporation
          Headquarters  Tokyo Sankei Bldg., 1-7-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan
          Principal     Manufacture and sales of aluminum rolled products, extrusions, cast products,
          Business      forged products, precision-machined components and copper tubing.
          Capital       52,277 million yen (approx 463 million U.S. dollars)

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          Headquarters: Tokyo Sankei Bldg.,  Juliane Ritt
                                                                              COVER PHOTO  © UACJ
          1-7-2 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan;   HEAD OF CORPORATE SOLUTIONS:
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