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 Case Study  Automobile parts created from aluminum alloy

 08 08  Aluminum Materials

 6000 series Aluminum Alloy for Body Panels  Aluminum Alloy for Lithium-ion Batteries
 Producing body panels from aluminum alloy is a   Required   Formability  Lithium-ion batteries are becoming the mainstream and development of the
 highly effective way to reduce weight and enhance   properties   Hemmability  next-generation batteries is progressing. Aluminum alloy plays a major role
 fuel efficiency.    of body   Dent resistance  as a material used to produce lithium-ion batteries.
 Currently, 6000 series aluminum alloys are the   Corrosion resistance
 type most commonly used in body panels, and
 since they have “bake-hardenability,” they can be   High-luster paint finish   Aluminum cathode foils
 strengthened during the coat baking process.   Aluminum   Housing cases
 The 6000 series aluminum alloys are characterized   materials   Busbars
                          used in LIB
 by low strength during the stamping process,   Disclosure sealers               Lithium-ion battery cell & Module
                                      Laminated pouches
 making them highly formable, but the coat baking
 process makes them substantially stronger.

 Superplastic Aluminum Alloy Sheet   Before stretching  Aluminum Materials for Heat Exchangers                      Motor Fan illustrated
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 A superplastic material is one that can be stretched by a factor of more than   Heat exchangers for automobiles are mostly made
 several hundred percent when heated to high temperatures.    After stretching  of aluminum. They are produced by assembling
 Using the blow molding method (using pressurized air to force heated material   multi-hole flat tubes and corrugated brazing sheets,
 into metal molds), superplastic aluminum alloy sheet can be used to freely   which are combined into a single unit by brazing.  ALUMINUM  Smart Developments
 create any body shape.  To reduce weight and enhance performance, heat
          exchanger materials are made thinner, so corrosion
 Blow forming  proofing is vital.
 Mold  Mold
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 alloy sheet
 12  400°C to 500°C  400°C to 500°C  Molding                                                                       13
 Pressurized gas  Aluminum Alloy for Turbochargers
          Compressor wheels (C/W) for turbochargers are
 Aluminum Alloy Design Sheet  now mostly produced with low-pressure casting,
          but the number of products produced by machining
          aluminum bars is increasing.
 UACJ manufactures luminous aluminum alloy design sheet with a focus on a level   Only a few companies in the world, including UACJ
 of sheen which can hardly be found anywhere else in the world. With this material,   Foundry & Forging Corporation, have the ability to
 superior designs can be achieved through chemical and electrolytic polishing.  manufacture both cast and machined products.  C/W
 Aluminium panels with surfaces beautifully processed and treated with hairlines   UACJ's aluminium precision cast compressor   (Cast products)
 and other designs are widely used for cockpit interior decoration.  wheels hold the world’s top share.
 The beautiful sheen of aluminum sheets surely provides an incentive to choose   C/W
 them instead of resin.                                               (Machined products)

 Aluminum Extruded Shapes  Solid shape  Aluminum Alloy for Suspensions

 With extrusion, it is possible to produce high-precision   As safety critical components, suspension parts
 components in a diverse range of shapes including   Die  Billet  Hollow shape  need to be highly reliable.
 hollow structures and complex cross-sectional   In order to enhance riding comfort and driving
 shapes. Aluminium extruded shapes optimal for the   P  Solid die  stability, use of high-strength forged aluminum
 production of parts with a constant cross-section and   alloy is expanding for axle parts such as
 long length, such as bumper beams. It’s now common   suspension arms and hub carriers, and other parts.
 to find space-frame structures made of aluminium   Platen Stem  Container Block  Male die Female die  Hollow die  Suspension arms  Shock absorbers
 extruded shapes in large SUVs and electric vehicles.
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