Session Details

Session 10: Light Metals Processing

Abstract Number:

119

Aimed at designers, specifiers and applicators. Understand the ‎different surface finishing options for ‎EV applications with its pros ‎and cons.‎

Topics:

Automotive Industry, Light Materials – Treatments ‎Optimizing Performance

With the increase of popularity of EVs the drive for weight ‎reduction and thus increase in battery ‎range has become one of ‎the hottest topics for automotive OEMs. Light weight construction ‎‎materials like aluminum and magnesium alloys are key in making ‎future electric vehicles successful ‎by significantly contributing to ‎the car’s efficiency and overall performance. The uses for different ‎‎aluminum materials in automotive applications are numerous, ‎ranging from decorative components ‎used in interior and exterior ‎applications to brake components exposed to harsh road ‎conditions. ‎Especially ‘newer’ components such as electric ‎housings are undergoing a design process to establish ‎suitable ‎surface finishes. ‎

This presentation will discuss areas of ‎application for lightweight materials ‎and surface finish options ‎that are ‎currently available to meet ever ‎increasing demands from automotive ‎OEMs. The challenges ‎for the ‎pretreatment processes are ‎highlighted, depending on the choice ‎of light metal substrate and ‎‎environment these components are ‎ultimately used in.‎

SURFACE FINISH OPTIONS FOR LIGHT METALS IN AN EV WORLD

Stefan Lenzer

Global Product Line Director Light Metal Solutions

MacDermid Enthone GmbH