General Motors Trials New Magnesium Alloy VSC Machine

General Motors announced today that its GM China Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai conducted the first trial run of its new Vertical Squeeze Casting machine. This machine is the first of its kind in the world, and will be used to develop next-generation magnesium castings.

According to GM:

The VSC machine was designed through a joint collaboration by GM’s lightweight materials research teams in Detroit and Shanghai. It is designed to improve casting integrity by putting the material under high squeeze pressure during the casting process and by isolating the material from oxygen, preventing oxide inclusions in the metal.

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