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The First Aluminum Automobiles

 

The first sports car featuring an aluminum body was presented at the Berlin International Motor Show in 1899; the first engine with aluminum parts was made 2 years later when in 1901 Karl Benz, of Benz and Company, which would become Mercedes Benz, presented a new car for the prestigious race in Nice (France).  As with the yacht Defender, the lightweighting provided by aluminum added to the successful performance of the car, but difficulties in metal working, lack of knowledge and the high price of aluminum prohibited its use in early mass production. Read more.


Announcing AAC's First Online Course for Architects!

The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) has released a new online learning course for architects, designers, engineers, building developers and others. Anodizing 101: Building, Construction & Design is available on AEC Daily, a continuing education website for B&C professionals. 

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