Magnesium for Automotive Lightweighting: Status and Challenges

  • Sarah KleinbaumEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


Cast and wrought magnesium have long been identified as a key pathway to automotive lightweighting and improved energy efficiency. However, adoption in the automotive market remains low. This talk will look at the application of magnesium components into various vehicle subsystems from 2012 through today and identify the technical challenges that currently limit full adoption.


Magnesium Lightweight Automotive Challenges 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vehicle Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of EnergyWashingtonUSA

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