Automotive Weight Reduction Expo 2013 (Report 1)
3D additive manufacturing and lightweight metal use
Below is the first of the two-part report on technologies exhibited at the 3rd Automotive Weight Reduction Expo held January 16-18, 2013, in Tokyo. Report 1 contains additive manufacturing processes using 3D data, and weight reducing techniques using aluminum, magnesium and other lightweight metals.
Report 2, which is coming shortly, will focus on weight reducing techniques using plastics.
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Related report: Automotive Weight Reduction Expo 2012 (1) lightweight materials (posted March 2012)