Aluminum Die Casting of Automotive Parts
Aluminum parts are found in the automobile’s frame and body, engine, wheels, lamps, air conditioning and electrical wiring systems, and more. Aluminum weighs less than steel, it absorbs energy, and it is malleable, durable and recyclable. These characteristics offer a range of benefits.
Lightweight aluminum enables auto manufacturers to build vehicles that accelerate, brake and handle better. Lighter-weight parts also mean that aluminum cars are more fuel-efficient than those with a preponderance of steel components.
Automotive aluminum scrap is recyclable and is recycled at high rates, which helps to conserve the planet’s resources. Automotive aluminum is also responsible for saving millions of barrels of oil during the manufacturing process, and aluminum vehicles reduce emissions by millions of tons vs. steel vehicles.
Aluminum die casting in the automotive industry has safety benefits, too. Aluminum absorbs energy, which enhances safety during collisions without increasing weight. Lighter-weight vehicles require less distance to stop, which may help prevent accidents.