Automotive Exterior Trim

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Automotive Exterior Trim2020-03-26T21:31:58+00:00

55AT™ – the first cost-effective alternative to 5505 for exterior automotive trim

55AT™ has been developed by Aludium for exterior automotive trim applications which require the highest quality aluminium finish. These include window frames, roof rails, sunroof trim, roof racks, B- and C-pillar decoration, and other decorative parts for the exterior of vehicles.

Manufacturers typically utilise alloy 5505 for these applications. However, Aludium’s 55AT™ offers clear cost and productivity advantages for solid, metal trim parts.

Higher yield enhances cost-effectiveness

For exterior trim application, 55AT™ is cost-effective both in terms of its initial cost and yield. It has a level of cleanliness not found in any comparable alloy thanks to the advanced filtration system Aludium uses during casting. This guarantees consistently perfect anodising and brightening results.

With 55AT™, there is no need for labour-intensive mechanical polishing. It also allows OEMs to perform safe chemical or electro-chemical polishing and offers high productivity.

Full offer for automotive trim applications

55AT™ is a part of Aludium’s family of automotive trim products which also includes:

  • Decorandum®, the light weight alternative to stainless steel
  • Texturandum®, tailor-made patterns for decorative applications
  • The high purity alloy 5505 for premium vehicles
  • Interior trim alloys 8014 and 5657.

55AT™ from Aludium ensures OEMs have a high-quality surface which will bring the premium feeling of aluminium to their exterior trim applications, and at an affordable cost.

For OEMs who want to produce deluxe parts, Aludium offers a high quality 5505 alloy which guarantees the best formability and highest gloss values. 5505 can be used to achieve the most fluid shapes and highest shine the designers of modern cars can imagine.

Aludium produces its automotive trim products at two mills in Europe, guaranteeing high capacity, as well as reliable and uninterrupted production. Automotive trim manufacturers can also take advantage of Aludium’s short lead times and highly accurate inhouse slitting capabilities.

55AT™ has clear advantages over 5505 when it comes to yield and cost per tonne