Magnesium: The other light metal

DeJong, Colleen
December 1997
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Dec97, Vol. 109 Issue 12, p54
Trade Publication
Discusses the use of magnesium alloys in automobile manufacturing. Advantage of magnesium's microstructure; Application of magnesium alloys in weight reductions in automobiles; Information on ITT-Automotive Inc.'s use of magnesium in its design of an antilock braking system (ABS) support bracket; Possible uses of magnesium alloys in automobile manufacturing. INSET: The trouble with magnesium..


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