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Material and Design Aspects of Light-Weight Applications of Aluminum and Magnesium Castings
Published November 24, 1993 by Verlag Des Verein Deutscher Ingenieure GmbH in Germany
Aluminium castings are already state-of-the-art for several key components. But the increasing demands to cut weight and fuel consumption drives casting suppliers and automotive partners to consider all vehicle parts for optimum weight-strength use.
After a period of inactivity, magnesium in particular is experiencing a comeback as a net-shape material.
Vacuum die-casting, squeeze and thixo-casting are compared all offer net- shape optimum strength parts in aluminum, which reduce machine costs.
The importance of recycling is also stressed.