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​Body Structure Part Strength on the 2019 Chevy Silverado

​An article containing information about advanced high strength steel content in 2019/2020 vehicles also has photos taken at I-CAR’s booth at SEMA 2018. These photos highlight sections of the 2019 Silverado body, with several of the parts labeled with strength … Continue reading


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​Made it to the “Top 5 in 365” list at TheFabricator.com!

The “Top 5 in 365” list of the five most-popular stamping related articles on http://www.thefabricator.com is out, and 4M is on it! From Bill Frahm’s article, Statistics and Probability for Better Decisions in Manufacturing, “If you manage the manufacture of high-volume … Continue reading

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Aluminum and Steel Battle for Supremacy in Automotive Applications

There are benefits and challenges associated with each metal, and automakers need to consider strength, stiffness, manufacturing, weight, and cost – and many more characteristics. Steelmakers and aluminum producers are eager to help: 2 tons of sheetmetal are purchased for … Continue reading

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Aluminum from Bauxite and Alumina

Here’s a video showing how aluminum is made:

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Aluminum Can Manufacturing

Here’s a great video on how aluminum cans are made:

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