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.
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.