Smart Weighting

Published Date
September 15, 2008 - 10:30:am

Cutting Tool Engineering Editor Alan Richter's September cover story, titled "Smart Weighting," takes a close look at the practice of "lightweighting." In short, automakers are switching from mild steel and iron to components made of lower weight materials. The article focuses on incorporating parts machined from aluminum and advanced high-strength steels, specifically microalloy steels, including those cut from solid workpieces and near-net shapes.