Aluminium Automotive Manual

The Aluminium Automotive Manual aims at providing technical information on aluminium automotive applications. The information is compiled into PDF documents which are classified into six major categories: applications, design, materials, products, manufacturing technologies and joining techniques.

The current version of the manual contains information developed within the 1st edition which was published in 2002 as well as updated documents developed in 2011 and 2015. The 2011 update focused mainly on the two categories applications and design. The 2015 update has focused on the Joining section. The update of the Joining section has been a achieved through a collaboration between European Aluminium and the Aluminum Association



The present publications are meant for informative purposes only. The information in these publications are general in nature and are not intended for direct application to specific technical or scientific projects. Neither European Aluminium nor the Aluminum Association will be liable for any damage, costs or expenses resulting from the use of the information in these publications. Neither European Aluminium nor the Aluminum Association makes any representations, warranties or endorsements of any kind whatsoever as to the publication or any of the information included therein and each of European Aluminium and the Aluminum Association disclaims all warranties and conditions with respect to the publication and the information included therein, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise.

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