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Lightweight powertrain design

More powertrain components are being built with aluminum extrusions. The right alloy gives you get the best combination of extrudability, machinability and mechanical properties.

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Aluminum drives fuel efficiency

Using aluminum in the powertrain and engine system can improve efficiency, reduce weight and lower the cost of production. Fuel systems, liquid lines and radiators are examples where extruded aluminum is used.

Our engine parts offer superior machinability and mechanical properties.

Material science and strength

Most metals struggle to come back to their original shape after having been bent or dented. But aluminum can absorb much more energy elastically, per unit weight, than steel of the same strength. It tends to spring back to its original shape.

Designed for recycling

We help design and manufacture these components to raise the performance and efficiency of the vehicle's powertrain. They are durable and designed for recycling in the end-of-life phase. Our offer includes:

  • Radiators
  • Fuel lines
  • Power steering lines
  • Connector tubes
  • SC-13® Busbars

Contact us to discuss your needs in more detail with one of our automotive experts.

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How aluminum is helping MAHLE Behr cool engines

The fundamentals of cooling an engine or warming a passenger compartment have not changed much in the past 50 years, but the technological advances have been stunning. "It is very exciting for engineers," says Martin Bauer.

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