3 Ways Vehicles Are Reducing Weight
Reducing weight is not limited to changing the material to something lighter. Auto manufacturers and suppliers have been studying ways to cut the pounds by designing stronger parts using less material. Such was the case for a lower control arm for Ford Motor Co.'s CD4 engine platform, which is incorporated in vehicles such as the Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus and the Lincoln Nautilus. In this instance, an aluminum part was converted to a ductile iron casting in order to achieve weight savings.