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DIE CAST AUTOMOTIVE BACKREST FRAME

Actually I thought a lot about whether I should post this or not. When I found this thesis (link), I was very excited. I know that magnesium backrest frames are used in some high-end cars, and further lightening can be … Continue reading

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Mg Concepts for the Vehicle Structure

DLR and Meridian technologies (link) developed a lower middle range car Front End Carrier (FEC) with topology optimization. Methodology-wise, it is interesting that they utilised predefined forces applied to spring elements in order to obtain a realistic force distribution, instead of … Continue reading

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Gear shifter Housing and Contact Benchmarks

In the thesis study by Naresh Kalidindi and Mohamad Fardmoshiri (link) of Jönköping Institute of Technology, a magnesium gear shifter housing of a VW group car was optimized. Due to the die draw direction imposed most of the structure remained … Continue reading

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BMW Mini

BMW utilizes a topology optimized cross beam named R56 in the Mini (link). The structure was optimized and produced by Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc. While the weight savings are not reported, the final structure is said to be 4.49kg, which … Continue reading

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