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7th September 2017

Lightweighting: Now comes the hard part

Automakers, working closely with suppliers, have reduced the weight of their vehicles, in some cases by hundreds of pounds. They’ve introduced new materials, stepping up the use of high-strength steels, aluminum and magnesium. They’ve found new ways to join parts made with different materials together. Now comes the hard part — continuing the momentum, going deeper into vehicles and components to find weight savings.

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