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Reducing Component Weight for Automotive Applications

June 15, 2016
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Government restrictions like CAFE standards are driving automakers to develop increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles. One way to do that is through reducing the weight of components in cars and trucks. This white paper looks at lighter materials, like magnesium and aluminum, as well as plastic alternatives that can lessen the load. We also discuss different design considerations to help reduce part weight and the rapid manufacturing processes to get there fast. 

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