General Motors China’s Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai produces its first low-pressure-cast magnesium parts at its micro-foundry and formability lab, which the auto maker bills as a new milestone in automotive-materials technology. The process-development team produced a magnesium-alloy control arm that is 30% lighter than one cast from aluminum, the auto maker says. “The successful production of a part made from magnesium alloy is an important breakthrough in ...

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