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Hot forming and new materials
Key trends in automotive manufacturing are the increasing use of hot-formed steel, which improves vehicle rigidity, and the incorporation of lightweight materials. Those include metals like aluminum and magnesium, as well as plastics and carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. Figure courtesy of Klaus Löffler/Trumpf.
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