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I would suggest that Aluminum is preferable. It is lighter than steel, which can result in a higher performance vehicle (faster acceleration, better braking, improved fuel economy). Furthermore, unlike steel, aluminum will not rust. Aluminum is also easier to recycle. Aluminum cars have a stiffer feel- giving them a sportier feel, and absorb impact about 1.5 times as well as steel, making them safer. The downside, of course, is the high cost of aluminum compared to steel.

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Some Advantages: Aluminum structures can be lighter than steel structures, resulting in lighter vehicles, which can increase performance and/or operating economy. Aluminum alloys are more corrosion resistant in typical vehicular applications.

Some Disadvantages: Aluminum alloys are more difficult/expensive to weld. Aluminum alloys don't have the strengths levels of steel alloys. This must be accommodated in design.

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What the metals is the most suitable for vehicles?

Kinda obvious :S Metals (usually aluminum or steel) are used in cars because they are strong and cheap. Expensive sports cars usually have stronger metals (like titanium) but that makes them more expensive. Different metals are used for different purposes, too. The main frame of a car would usually be steel instead of aluminum because it is stronger but delicate pieces would be made of aluminum because strength is not needed but it would be cheaper to make them in aluminum


What is an element used to plate steel to make cars?

aluminum, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattt what a fag


The mineral fluorite is used in the process to make help?

steel and aluminum


Is aluminium stronger than steel?

Nope, to check this answer, do an experiment: hammer a piece of aluminum foil. You will see that it creases easily wheres steel cannot be broken down easily. However, aluminum is also more light-weight than steel. Aluminum is cheaper to manufacture, easier to bend as needed into a variety of shapes, can be shipped more easily (less weight=less cost), and makes many items lighter in weight (cars, airplanes, etc.) The one big drawback is that cars used to have steel bumpers. Since most are now steel or plastic, and bumpers are often the first to make contact with another car or object, the bumper is less sturdy now than when it was steel.


Why is aluminum used in alloys to make airfram?

Aluminum has the best combination of strength, weight and cost for this application.

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What the metals is the most suitable for vehicles?

Kinda obvious :S Metals (usually aluminum or steel) are used in cars because they are strong and cheap. Expensive sports cars usually have stronger metals (like titanium) but that makes them more expensive. Different metals are used for different purposes, too. The main frame of a car would usually be steel instead of aluminum because it is stronger but delicate pieces would be made of aluminum because strength is not needed but it would be cheaper to make them in aluminum


Why is aluminum not used to make hammers?

The reason they don't make aluminum hammers is because most nails are made of steel and steel nails will destroy the aluminum because steel is a lot harder than aluminum.


What materials are used to make cars?

Materials used to make cars include Aluminum, steel, fiberglass, and plastic. Each material is used for making specific parts due to their unique properties.


What is an element used to plate steel to make cars?

aluminum, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattt what a fag


Is it best to make cars from steel or iron?

Although it is heavier, steel usually provides better support and strength in a car and is used more frequently.


What material is used to make ic engines?

Steel, or aluminum.


What metals are used to make fans?

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Were the twin towers made of aluminum?

no they were made of steel and concrete. the steel is what melted to make it fall


What steel from cars and trucks make good knives?

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What materials were originally used to make a car?

Materials which were refined from from primary industries are used to make cars. Examples are rubber, glass, aluminum, steel sheeting, and plastic I am still looking for a few more..however


Why don't they make cars out of a ferrous metal?

Even though there are more non-ferrous components going into modern cars, I'm pretty sure that cars are still typically mostly ferrous metal (by weight.) Frames are mostly steel and steel alloys. Wheels are hit and miss. Engine blocks tend to be aluminum any more, but the inner workings (pistons, rings, nuts, bolts, camshaft, etc.) are steel. Hard-life components (springs, shock absorber bodies, control arms, axles) are ferrous. Some cars have various body panels that can be aluminum or plastic, but most are still ferrous alloys such as steel.