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Lightweight MagnesiumTechnology 2001- 2005

The advancements and expanded usage of magnesium by the automotive industry are highlighted in this publication which contains 46 SAE Technical Papers presented by technology experts at SAE events from 2001 -2005. This information will aid in improving processes, developing new applications, and identifying new technologies to further the competitive edge of magnesium as a lightweight, recyclable, and viable metal to meet global automotive needs. An increased awareness of the benefits ands features of this light weight structural material has opened a wide range of applications within the automotive industry. Examples include instrument panel structures, seat frames, center consoles, transmission cases, front-end and radiator support structures, and hybrid magnesium powertrains. The advancement continues toward developing even higher-performing alloys to further the competitive edge of magnesium.