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Abstract

This chapter consists of three parts. The first part provides data and guidelines for selecting materials and processing routes. It compares the basic properties of metals, ceramics, and polymers, identifies important measures of performance, and discusses manufacturing processes and their compatibility with specific materials. The chapter then presents general guidelines for selecting lightweight materials, and concludes with a review of lightweight metals, plastics, and composites used in automotive applications.

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Selection Guidelines for Lightweight Materials, Lightweight Materials: Understanding the Basics, Edited By F.C. Campbell, ASM International, 2012, p 621–672, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.lmub.t53550621

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