Products Gear box for car
Reduced weight of the gear box in this VW passat 97 model is achieved by using magnesium. The gear box weights XX kg which is a reduction of 4.5 kg compared to the previous used aluminium box.

The intense use of aluminium parts in the same car results in a weight reduction on 16.9 kg.
Danish Name Gear kasse til bil
Category Transport, Automotive
Materials Magnesium
Processes Die casting
Machining

References VW
Keywords Car
Automotive
low weight
Magnesium
Transport
Environ- mental notes Use / Transport: 1 kg reduced weight on automotive cars results in avarage in a reduction fuel consumption by xx liter i the cars lifetime.
Both magnesium and aluminium parts can be recycled by melting them again and using the material in new castings.
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