OEM Report: Automotive

Thursday | 21 May, 2015 | 1:17 pm

Protecting police

Ford builds durable vehicles, using tough materials, that officers say make them feel safer

Wednesday | 15 April, 2015 | 9:15 am

Mexican model

Toyota announces new Mexico assembly plant, Canadian factory will switch to luxury models

Wednesday | 28 May, 2014 | 2:08 pm

WTO ruling against China welcomed by steel union, metal trade group

The U.S. metals and manufacturing community welcomed a decision by the World Trade Organization that supported claims by the United States that China illegally imposed antidumping and countervailing measures upon U.S.-made passenger vehicles.

Wednesday | 21 May, 2014 | 11:38 am

Auto supplier sentiment rises, some metal supply constraints seen

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association’s sentiment index rose 3 points to 59 in May—from March’s 56—driven by healthy U.S. auto sales and higher capacity utilization rates both among automakers and at component and subassembly production plants.


Thursday | 06 March, 2014 | 9:56 am

Not the same old sedan

Innovative materials allow automakers to attract buyers

Monday | 30 September, 2013 | 9:16 am

Jaguar Land Rover continues light metal tradition

Aluminum unibodies improve fuel efficiency, enhance recyclability and decrease the company’s carbon footprint

Tuesday | 27 August, 2013 | 1:59 pm

Saving costs without compromising safety

ArcelorMittal unveils new ultra-lightweight car door solutions

Monday | 12 August, 2013 | 8:36 am

Recycling rare earth metals

Rather than mining rare metal materials from scratch, Honda’s latest findings make recycling an option

Monday | 25 March, 2013 | 1:24 pm

High-tech steel enters automotive mainstream

Full-line automaker extends HSLA and AHSLA advantages throughout its product price range

Monday | 17 December, 2012 | 10:56 am

Curbing corrosion

Automotive steel stays competitive as SSAB makes it lighter and tougher

Monday | 17 December, 2012 | 10:38 am

Minimal mass, less gas

GM’s magnesium thermal-forming process reduces car weight to boost mileage

Wednesday | 30 May, 2012 | 12:18 pm

Lightweight retro roadsters

Wiesmann GmbH uses aluminum to enhance vehicle performance

Monday | 12 March, 2012 | 9:09 am

En route to eco-friendly

Automakers challenge current methods to produce lighter-weight vehicles

Friday | 02 March, 2012 | 10:42 am

Every penny counts

The new GM business model focuses on innovative ideas to save money

Friday | 07 October, 2011 | 10:27 am

Right material, right time

Ford’s vehicle material choices rely on consumer needs and industry standards

Monday | 04 April, 2011 | 8:38 am

Laser brazing fulfills GM stylists’ vision

Technology transferred from Germany to the United States offers more options for aesthetic design and structural engineering

Monday | 21 March, 2011 | 6:06 am

Light and fast

Aluminum contributes to high-performance cars

Tuesday | 11 January, 2011 | 8:34 am

Coating with tin-silver

Tin-silver can replace precious-metal coatings in some automotive applications

Friday | 03 September, 2010 | 3:50 am

First-responders get upgrade

Advanced police vehicles are designed with officers' needs in mind

Friday | 20 August, 2010 | 5:12 am

Volvo sets records

Automotive pioneer pledges to drive his 1966 Volvo for at least 3 million miles


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2016 End User Outlook

Although low pricing on metal products across the globe once inspired companies to stock up, there’s little appetite for risk peering into 2016.


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