Nov 3, 2016
Metal additive manufacturing helps automakers meet fuel standards
The U. S. Department of Transportation imposed a strict Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards on automakers in 1975. Ever since, automakers have been focused on making vehicles lightweight to reduce fuel consumption. By 2025, vehicles are expected to boast an "average" fuel economy of 54.5 mpg. This opens the doors to identifying more lightweight and useful technologies such as Magnesium Thixomolding to use when designing automobiles. The following article explains the move to magnesium where shaving off ounces or even fractions of ounces would help achieve a lightweight vehicle.
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