Strip and sheet for chassis

Aluminium rim

Some 1.5 million motor vehicles are equipped with rear and front subframes made from rolled aluminium semis produced by Hydro. In close collaboration with our customers, we are introducing cost-effective, lightweight solutions into the chassis of motorcars.

Typical alloysAdvantagesExamples
Hydro 5918-D
Hydro 5454-D
  • High dynamic strength with medium static strength
  • Uncritical failure performance
  • Weldability
  • Temperature and corrosion resistance
  • Front and rear subframes
  • Axle links
  • Wheels

Aluminium sheet in chassis applications is mostly used to:

  • reduce the unsprung mass, which is particularly important for driving dynamics.
  • save on painting, as it becomes superfluous.

With our 5xxx alloys, we offer material suited to withstand even the most complex temperature loadings in the use phase near heat sources like engine, exhaust system or brakes. They optimally combine strength, corrosion resistance and cost-effectiveness.


Updated: October 11, 2016