Why use aluminum sheet for Automotive body panels?

  • Less weight
  • Better corrosion resistance
  • One-piece moldability (part consolidation)
  • Greater durability
  • Near-net-shape formability
  • NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness)
  • Resistance to dings & dents
  • Increased pedestrian safety
  • Fire resistant
  • Outer surface characteristics


Aluminum Sheet Compared to Steel Body Panels (generally)

  • weight savings 40%-50%
  • Can be designed for comparable performance
  • Same equipments/facilities
  • Same stamping /Assembly process/Methods
  • Consistent class A paint surface quality
  • Proven recycling record