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Aluminium for the automotive industry – light, strong and efficient powertrains

More powertrain components are being built with aluminium extrusions. The right alloy gives you get the best combination of extrudability, machinability and mechanical properties.

Cutaway of car powertrain

Build lighter vehicles with aluminium powertrains

Using aluminium in the powertrain and engine system can improve efficiency, reduce weight and lower the cost of production for your vehicle. Aluminium engine parts from Hydro offer superior machinability and mechanical properties.

Powertrain components in aluminium includes radiators, fuel systems, liquid lines, power steering lines, connector tubes and SC-13® Busbars.

Light, strong and recyclable – how aluminium improves vehicle performance throughout the life cycle

The vehicle powertrain affects the footprint from production, and impacts the overall environmental performance of the car over its lifetime. By replacing conventional parts with aluminium components and systems, you can achieve substantial weight reductions and more-sustainable vehicles. Aluminium’s excellent energy absorption qualities also make it a perfect choice for crash management systems.

We help vehicle manufacturers design and manufacture aluminium powertrain components to raise vehicle performance and efficiency. Aluminium powertrain components from Hydro are durable and designed for recycling in the end-of-life phase.

Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium

Hydro CIRCAL is our range of products made with recycled, post-consumer scrap. Using recycled aluminium, we are able to drastically reduce energy use in the production phase, while still being able to offer high-quality aluminium products.

Operating the most advanced aluminium sorting technology in the industry allows Hydro CIRCAL to provide some of the highest recycled content aluminium in the market. Currently we offer Hydro CIRCAL 75R that contains a minimum of 75% post-consumer scrap. The higher the recycled content, the lower the carbon footprint.

Find out more about how Hydro CIRCAL could make your aluminium powertrain products more sustainable.

Automotive webinars

Hydro is arranging a series of webinars relevant to automotive designers, engineers and others interested in learning how aluminium can and should be used in car design

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