GM Advances Mixed-Metal Joining
Cadillac will be the first to use the companies best solutions to mate aluminum alloys to various steels for a lighter weight and stiffer structure. At the Washington Auto Show, Cadillac stated it will use the auto industry?s most advanced mixed-material manufacturing techniques to build its upcoming all-new CT6 sedan, allowing the efficiency of a smaller vehicle. The CT6 that goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015 will be built at the Volt/ELR?s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant using advanced combination of joining techniques. A new body shop with new tooling and advanced technologies has been added to the plant. The fully automated, roughly 138,000 sq. ft. shop is dedicated to manufacturing the CT6.