Due to several influences, the aluminum foundry industry has experienced significant change over the last few years. These influences and connected questions are addressed in this strategy review.
Magnesium die casting has an enormous field of application: Many different engineering disciplines benefit from the special material properties of this non-ferrous metal.
In 2013, the IMA published the study "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Magnesium Components in Vehicle Construction," which was written by the Institute of Vehicle Concepts of the German Aerospace Center. This report details the results of the update.
One of the next decades’ goals will be a further reduction of emissions to lower the growing environmental impact. Considering this, light metals as construction materials are generally viewed to become critical in the future.