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Magnesium Engine Housings for Light E-Bikes

Tuesday, July 14, 2020  
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Spotlight Metal, with cooperation from IMA, produced the article Magnesium Engine Housings for Light E-Bikes.

Magnesium engine housings are increasingly being used in the production of e-bikes. By replacing aluminum with magnesium, significant weight savings can be achieved, thus improving the functionality of the e-bikes.

The advantages of magnesium are obvious: Compared to aluminum, magnesium has a 33% lower density and scores as the lightest construction metal with a weight saving of 28%. Considering the growing trend towards lightweight design, it is therefore no wonder that the electromobility industry also wants to take advantage of the positive properties of the metal. Magnesium is currently experiencing a real boost in popularity, particularly in the manufacture of e-bikes - or more precisely, engine housings.

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