What’s called a game-changing semi-solid aluminum die-casting system that moulds metal at the texture of ice cream is about to begin production of lightweight car parts. Canada’s National Research Council says the system, which took seven years and C$12 million ($11.6 million) to develop, likely will lead to critical brake and suspension components made of aluminum becoming far more common in inexpensive mass-produced vehicles. Until now, such car parts have been made from heavy iron or ...

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