The Aluminum Association Inc. uses its 22nd annual Automotive Aluminum Design and Fabrication Seminar last week in Livonia, MI, to respond to claims made by its detractors that the public views steel as stronger and safer than aluminum. "Certain public perceptions are slow to change," admits Richard L. Klimisch, AAI vice president. "One of them is a common misperception about the safety of aluminum components in passenger cars and light trucks." A study sponsored by the American Iron and ...

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