Automotive: reducing component weight

Written by: Protolabs | Published: 03/19

Increasing smog and pollution, fluctuating fuel prices, environmental concerns over fracking and offshore drilling — there are many reasons to increase fuel efficiency in both passenger and commercial vehicles. One of the best ways to do this is by reducing vehicle weight. Lighter cars mean consumers use less fuel, resulting in cleaner air and reduced dependence on irreplaceable fossil fuels. Simply put, vehicle lightweighting makes good sense.

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