1977-02-01

Magnesium: A Proven Material for Light Weight Automotive Die Castings 770323

Die castings made from light weight magnesium alloys have excellent mechanical properties and can be substituted for heavier materials of construction to reduce the weight of functional components. New developments in the areas of fluxless melting and hot chamber die casting have brought significant cost reductions to the processing of magnesium die castings and have made them competitive with die castings of other materials. With their proven record of serviceability in automotive applications, and with an excellent supply of alloy for new applications, magnesium die castings offer the automotive engineer an outstanding means to meet the challenge of vehicle weight reduction.

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