A joining system that overcomes decades-long obstacles to the wider use of magnesium in the automotive industry has been developed in Australia. Ultra-light magnesium could be the auto industry’s answer to reducing vehicle-body mass, but its susceptibility to galvanic corrosion and cracking has frustrated vehicle makers, holding up its development as a metal of the future. Now a team of Swinburne University of Technology researchers in Melbourne believe they have found a solution ...

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