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SAM2X5-630 could replace aluminium

SAM2X5-630: The steel industry fights back!

The steel industry is under siege: Carbon Fiber, Graphene and aluminium are rapidly making inroads into traditional automotive steel applications such as body in white, suspension, and even engine components. But, the recent unveiling of a new amorphous metal dubbed SAM2X5-630, could stall the trend in it’s tracks. The search for increasingly versatile alloys of […]

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Carbon Fibre - the logical material for body-in-white

How long will the Auto industry hang onto steel and aluminium?

As far back as May 2009 Martin Goede, coordinator of the EU’s ‘SuperLight-Car’ project predicted that the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions would be the most important challenges facing the automotive industry in the future. “One way to reduce consumption is by reducing a car’s weight,” he added. Penalties for excess emissions have […]

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