GM advancement transforms magnesium into a lighter alternative to steel, aluminum

by Nathan Bomey
Detroit Free Press
October 23, 2012

General Motors researchers who tinkered with magnesium in the laboratory have developed a proprietary way to use the metal as a lighter alternative to steel and aluminum in vehicles, the company said…

The technological advancement could help GM suppliers replace steel and aluminum parts with magnesium, improving vehicle fuel economy and saving consumers money at the gas pump.

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