1996-10-01

Trends in the European Automotive Industry and Their Impact on Electrical Component Design and Material Selection 962391

The trends in all levels of the automotive value added chain, government regulations and performance requirements for components are driving the use of higher performance materials in electrical automotive connections in Europe and therefore in Brazil. Designs utilizing the material properties offered by high performance Cu-based materials will result in cost-effective and reliable solutions to the needs faced by the automotive component industry. Understanding of the various high performance alloys and their impact on the different applications is essential in coping with the increasing demands for automotive components based on the strategy: „Lower Cost, Better Quality”.

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