MAGNESIUM: THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT-SAVING METAL?

A review of component groups in domestic vehicle designs determines which might offer greatest weight savings potential for conversion to magnesium alloy die castings. Interest currently centers on existing aluminum alloy castings where virtually direct substitution is possible (secondary benefits have not been determined). Lighter parts nearly always result, often at lower cost, but sometimes with a small cost penalty. For all applications discussed, the common magnesium die casting alloy AZ91B is chosen for its combination of strength, fluidity, corrosion resistance, and low cost.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 66-72
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM