Trends in Lightweighting in Metal Castings

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Opportunities for lightweighting with metal castings abound through material choice and smart designs.

Metal castings are found in almost all industrial markets, and certainly in the transportation business. Castings can be produced in many materials and processes, each offer- ing its uniqueness in properties, in tolerances and in the ability to seek efficiencies. Efficiency becomes the ability to design and produce to an optimized shape, minimizing material and post-processing. New tools and new foundry techniques, combined with the long-honed skills of the metalcaster, are a winning combination for the future.

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