Magnesium for Automotive Applications A State of the Art Assessment 830521

This paper provides an assessment of many factors which will be important in the successful use of magnesium in automotive components. Included in this comprehensive and extensively documented review are the subjects of magnesium availability, price, energy requirements, properties, manufacturing processes, safety and applications. Potential advantages and problems are highlighted with the hope that this information will aid in the selection and development of components which best utilize the unique characteristics of this lightweight metal.


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