Automotive Materials

A car is made up of about 30,000 parts. They use ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and nonmetallic materials.

Body panels, body frames, crankshafts, and gears are made of ferrous metals. Body panels and frames are made of steel sheet.

Cylinder heads, wheels, and wire harnesses are made of non-ferrous metals. Cylinder heads and wheels are made of aluminum, and wire harnesses of copper.

Bumpers, tires, wind shields, and seats are made of nonmetallic materials. They are made of resin, rubber, glass, and fabric, respectively.





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