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Press Release „Weight Savings of 42 Kilograms in Passenger Cars“

The Lightweight Forging Initiative - Significant Reduction in CO2 Emissions Possible

With forged steel parts, considerable weight savings can be achieved in vehicle construction. The latest research results from The Lightweight Forging Initiative reveal that the weight of a middle class vehicle may be reduced by 42 kilograms when using state-of-the-art steel and forging technology. “These results show the sheer extent of innovation available in the steel and forging industries,” says Dr. Hans-Willi Raedt, Vice President Advanced Engineering, Hirschvogel Automotive Group, and Chairman of The Lightweight Forging Initiative.


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