THE ALUMINIUM AUTOMOTIVE MANUAL
The Aluminium Automotive Manual aims at providing technical information on aluminium automotive applications. The information is compiled into PDF documents which are classified into six major categories: applications, design, materials, products, manufacturing technologies and joining techniques.
The current version of the manual contains information developed within the 1st edition which was published in 2002 as well as updated documents developed in 2011. This updating work focussed mainly on the two categories applications and design.
Applications (2011 version)
The following sections ‘Car body’ and ‘Design’ are still beeing updated and will be published as soon as possible.
Car body – Introduction
Hoods (see also new case study under ‘Design’ section)
Bumpers (see also new case study under ‘Design’ section)
Design (2011 version)
Material (2002 version)
Products (2002 version)
Manufacturing (2002 version)
Joining (2002 version)
The information was developed by a large group of experts of the aluminium industry. As the Manual is a joint effort of the aluminium industry, it is by necessity pre-competitive of nature. Users are, therefore, invited to obtain further detailed information on specific subjects of proprietary nature or developments from individual aluminium company sources.
The information reported is general in nature and is not intended for direct application to specific technical or scientific projects. EAA cannot be held liable for any damage, costs or expenses resulting from the use of the information in this publication.
The European Aluminium Association suggests, that, when planning specific projects, the most current data and other recommendations should be obtained from members of the aluminium industry.
For further information contact Patrik Ragnarsson EAA – European Aluminium Association