Aluminium Car Parts

Recent automobile developments have led to increased use of aluminium in the manufacture of aluminium tubes car parts.

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Innovative concepts have been driven by the ever-increasing need to solve global problems of environmental safety, improved mobility, and curbing excessive CO2 emission. Despite customer demand for high performance, increased comfort and size, automobile has managed to meet these demands using aluminium in the manufacture of vehicle parts.


Advantageous Properties of Aluminium


1. Weight and Fuel efficiency


Aluminium is light as its density is about one third of the standard steel utilized in vehicle manufacturing. This results in the overall light weightiness of the vehicle, which is a massive advantage in improving fuel efficiency. The aluminium makes cars 24% less heavy which translates saving 15 percent in fuel use by only consuming 0.7 litres per 100 miles.


2. Strength and Flexibility


Alloys of aluminium are durable, with tensile strengths ranging from 70 to 700 MPa. Furthermore, unlike steel that becomes more brittle with temperature decrease, aluminium's strength increases with cold. In addition to strength, aluminium is extremely flexible and thus can flex under heavy loads and forceful impacts.


3. Malleability and Durability


Aluminium can be manipulated into any shape through bending and forming manufacturing processes. Furthermore, tubes made from aluminium benefit from reduced need for repair or replacement since it rusts less and has an increased life span. This is especially beneficial in vehicles in extreme environmental conditions such as off-road vehicles.


Aluminium Tubing Car parts


1. Car air conditioning system


Aluminium is sometimes preferred over copper since it is cheaper and lighter. The aluminium air condition system is situated in a special housing inside the hood. The likeliness of water entry and contact inside the hood is low; thus, possible damage and oxidization are reduced. The main criteria for aluminium use are according to availability of space and analysis of cost-benefit during installation and maintenance.


2. Fin and tube heat exchangers


Aluminium has a significant advantage in having a high thermal rate of conductivity, which optimizes the transfer of heat in heat exchangers. It is also beneficial due to its high mechanical strength, shape retention, and low density. Aluminium dine, and tube systems solve the challenges in design and are directly cost-beneficial compared to the use of alternative copper tubing.


3. Aluminium fuel systems


Aluminium fuel filler tube is produced from an extended tube that is bent and manipulated to ensure increased flexibility and to bend without spillage during instances of automobile crashes. It is also ideally used in running fuel or oil lines to the engines as it does not permit any vapour to escape from the fuel system.

Cars of today are increasingly being manufactured using improved aluminium tubes due to the great beneficial traits it has to offer. Its selection by manufacturers are driven by the overall cost-efficient lightweight design it provides hence reasonable savings in mass production.