Wisconsin Oven's blog - Automotive

Read about interesting topics in the industries we serve and current company events.

Showing 1 - 8 of 10 blog posts

Aluminum in the Future of Cars and the Automotive Industry: Part II

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 | Categories: Automotive
Aluminum Alloys and Aluminum Solution Treating The aluminum metals in cars are usually alloys, which means the aluminum contains another substance. Aluminum alloys typically contain copper, magnesium, manganese, silicon, tin or zinc. The addition of these other materials causes specific effects in aluminum’s strength, flexibility, or other properties to make them strong enough for low-stress areas such as the cab’s floor, cowl, and inner door panels. Treatment of the aluminum alloys also influences the physical properties of the sample. Heat-treating aluminum after the forming process helps increase the strength of the aluminum. Aluminum solution treating and aging is therefore an

Aluminum in the Future of Cars and the Automotive Industry

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 | Categories: Automotive
Like composites, aluminum use is increasing in popularity, particularly within the automotive industry. Did you know that the car you drive to work every day is mostly made from two metals, steel and aluminum? Aluminum is second only to steel as the most widely used metal in the manufacture of automobiles. Manufacturers are increasing their use of aluminum as fuel efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions, and improved designs become more important. Every kilogram of aluminum used in an automobile, in lieu of steel, reduces the overall weight of the vehicle by a kilogram. Because of the incredible weight savings aluminum provides

National Energy Awareness Month

Posted: Oct 25, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Composites, Energy, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
Energy is the driving force of most modern day conveniences and technology. As technological advances continue so does our need for energy. In 2011, each U.S. citizen used 313 million British Thermal Units (Btu) of energy and since then, this number has continued to increase. Energy sources such as fossil fuels have a limited supply. As human use of energy continues to increase it is critical that more and more energy saving initiatives are taken. As we look towards future generations, it is especially important to reduce the use of our natural resources now. As we continue to educate society

Inspiring the Future Generation of Manufacturing

Posted: Oct 06, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Composites, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
The beginning of US manufacturing dates back to 1785 when the first automated flour mill was created. As the years progressed, so did the machinery. By the 1850s, American manufacturing was using interchangeable parts and mechanization which led to the first manufactured automobile coming off the assembly line in 1908. The automobile industry of the early 1900’s initiated the growth of manufacturing for several decades to come. Fast forward to today and the manufacturing industry hasn’t slowed down yet. There are countless industries that rely on manufacturing. The industry is a solid career choice for people of all skill and

2016 Promises to Be Another Great Year at WOC

Posted: Jan 20, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
At Wisconsin Oven we are always on the go, attending many trade shows and conferences throughout the year. We highly value attending because both give us the opportunity to network with industry professionals. They also allow us to show how our versatile products meet the needs of a wide range of applications. In 2016, we will continue our travels and our first stop is quickly approaching! On February 8th-10th we will be heading to California for AeroDef® Manufacturing 2016, located at the Long Beach Convention Center. Aerospace and defense industries rely heavily on materials that require heat treating, composite curing

Wisconsin Oven Gains West Coast Manufacturing Capabilities

Posted: Mar 02, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new West Coast manufacturing facility which will allow us to better serve our customers in the surrounding areas. Wisconsin Oven Corporation has always served customers on the West Coast from their Wisconsin facility but at times that has caused delays in service due to travel time and increased freight costs. The new facility will provide current and future customers on the West Coast with quicker service and shipping at lower costs. What Does the New Facility Mean for West Coast Customers? • Lower Freight Costs – Manufacturing capabilities on the West

Throughout the Year We Remember that Safety is no Accident

Posted: Jun 08, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating, Safety in Manufacturing
It’s that time of year again when the National Safety Council reminds us of how important it is for all of us to pay attention to safety. As they say, “safety isn’t an accident” and we must all make safe and conscious choices when we are at work, at home, or on the road. At Wisconsin Oven, safety is a part of our culture as we stated in last year’s National Safety Month blog. This year we are targeting one area specifically: fire safety. Industrial ovens are large pieces of equipment that can be dangerous, as they do put out

Aluminum in the World Around Us

Posted: Jul 20, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Energy, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing
Aluminum and Other Industries Aluminum plays a huge part in our everyday life, and its uses are growing. Three of the largest industries that utilize aluminum in their products are: • Aerospace: Aluminum is the key component in the aerospace market – in fact, aluminum makes up 75-80% of the modern aircraft. It has been an essential component since its beginning, as the original Wright brothers’ engine used aluminum parts in the engine to reduce weight. Today, everything from aircrafts to guided missiles to propulsion units use aluminum as their key component. It is often a chosen material for structural