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Shiloh: Lightweighting without Compromise

Lightweighting is an auto industry staple these days, and there are “significant” opportunities for further gains, says Shiloh Industries CEO Ramzi Hermiz.
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Lightweighting is an auto industry staple these days, and there are “significant” opportunities for further gains, says Ramzi Hermiz, president and CEO of Shiloh Industries Inc.

Shiloh is agnostic about materials, preferring to focus on the best solution rather than “selling” one technology over another. The aim is to reduce both weight and cost.

One recent example: a cast aluminum rear solid axle housing, which weighs half as much as a traditional cast iron unit. The component is easier to machine. And Hermiz notes that its lighter weight means lower per-piece shipping costs, because trucks can carry twice the number of components per load.

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