Advanced materials showcased at NACE

Following Ford’s showing last year of the aluminum 2015 F-150, aluminum and other advanced materials used in new models, such as high-strength steels and carbon fiber, were showcased at the 2015 NACE, all part of the goal of reaching the CAFE standard of 54.5 MPG by 2025.

At GM’s booth, the 2016 CT6, due for release early next year, features “fusion technology” that combines aluminum extrusions, cast aluminum, sheet aluminum, and high-strength steel in one it calls the world’s most advanced body structure for greater control, handling and stability.

Advanced mechanicals on the new car include all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and Magnetic Ride Control.

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