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The automotive, racing, and recreational vehicle industry are major users of a wide range of metals. This is due in no small part to the durability, corrosion resistance, and conductivity of many of the more popular metals. At USTi, we have a long history of supplying metals to automotive manufacturers however we have an especially close relationship with the auto racing community. Each racing circuits relies on different types of metals, including titanium, aluminum, and steel.
Without a doubt, NASCAR is America’s favorite form of auto racing. NASCAR mandates the use of steel for many applications including roll cages, door bars, clutches, drive shafts, and many more. There is some aluminum used in cylinder heads, and clutch housings and covers.
These lightweight cars are made from titanium.
Many of the same metals used in racecars are also employed in the creation of your average bicycle. Titanium is the metal of choice when it comes to this particular application because it is sturdy, lightweight and impervious to rust. However, steel and aluminum frames are also common materials when creating bicycle frames.