2015 Ducker Worldwide Automaker Survey: Automakers Driving Forward with Aluminum

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This resource contains a presentation from a webinar and video of the webinar regarding a study carried out by Ducker Worldwide and funded by The Aluminum Association to evaluate the aluminum content in 2015 model year vehicles and the projected aluminum content growth through 2025. Also included is the executive summary of the study.

Description:

This resource contains a presentation from a webinar and a video of the webinar regarding a study carried out by Ducker Worldwide and funded by The Aluminum Association to evaluate the aluminum content in 2015 model year vehicles and the projected aluminum content growth through 2025. Also included is the executive summary of the study. This study was featured in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) and confirms future vehicles will become lighter, safer, and more efficient while maintaining size with aluminum. Among the findings, the study reveals that by 2025:

  • Every leading automaker will have an aluminum body program in place.
  • Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler will be the biggest users of aluminum body structures.
  • 85% of hoods, 46% of doors, and 18% of vehicle bodies will be aluminum.
Classification:
Materials Lightweighting
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Resource Type:
Case Study
Other
Presentation
Professional Development
Institution:
The Aluminum Association
Author & Title:
Ducker Worldwide
Date Developed:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Keywords:
Aluminum,Component Analysis,Growth,Key Projections,Materials,Survey
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Undergrad Students (15-16)
Audience:
Industry Professionals/Practitioners
Researcher