Box-shaped member for automobile

Kastenförmige Vorrichtung für Kraftfahrzeug

Elément en forme de boíte pour automobile


A box-shaped automotive member includes a box-like body (2) for containing various parts, and this box-like body is formed of a hollow-grains-dispersed composite material having hollow grains contained in a metallic matrix. The content of the hollow grains is 50 to 70%, and the hollow grains are made of a material selected from a mullite material, an alumina material, a carbon material and a SiO 2 material. Particularly when the box-like body is applied to a battery box (1) which can receive a battery or a junction box, this is effective for enhancing the fuel consumption.




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