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Constellium launches new aluminum high-strength technology for Crash Management Systems

20 February 2014

Constellium N.V. launched new aluminum high-strength Crash Management Systems (CMS) technology designed for the front and the rear of a vehicle for enhanced structural protection in the event of a collision. Constellium’s technology enables the production of aluminum CMS that are 15% lighter and 10% stronger than the current aluminum CMS on the market, the company said.

Constellium’s new-generation CMS combine the properties of the 6xxx aluminum alloy family—formability, corrosion resistance, energy absorption, recyclability—with high-strength mechanical performance.

We believe that Constellium’s technology combined with advanced design and manufacturing capabilities will result in higher performance and cost efficiency, thus opening new possibilities to expand the use of full-aluminum CMS in the mass-market car segment.

— Paul Warton, President of Constellium’s Automotive Structures and Industry business unit

Automotive sector analysts expect the use of aluminum CMS to increase in the next five years, particularly in European premium cars. By 2018, aluminum CMS are projected to capture about 30% of total European automotive market share. In the United States, aluminum CMS are expected to account for nearly 20% market share by 2018. Combined aluminum CMS production for China, Europe and North America is expected to reach more than 28 million units by 2018.

Constellium’s CMS technology was developed through cutting-edge research at Constellium’s R&D Center in Voreppe, France, testing at its industrial sites, and in close collaboration with its automotive customers.

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Good news for the aluminium and electrified vehicles industries? Lighter (safer) vehicles will required less battery capacity.

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