Lightweighting with aluminum for automotive applications has come with some complications when heat treatment was required for complex part configurations. The result of years of research, Alcoa developed two new NHT (non-heat treat) alloys with improved castability. The alloys can be used for complex thin-wall castings for car-body structures for both conventional ICE and electric vehicles.
Non-Heat Treatable Aluminum Alloys
April 25, 2019