TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Dana Corp. has been talking about magnetic pulse welding for a number of years as a technology that will make for easier assembly of truck frames and reduce weight significantly by allowing steel to be joined with dissimilar lightweight materials, such as aluminum or titanium. Next year, Dana will use magnetic pulse welding for the first time to produce a driveshaft that is mostly aluminum. The ends will be made of steel, where the torque demands are the most severe. ...

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