Meridian Lightweight Technologies wins 2016 Casting of the year Award

Published June 2nd, 2016

The liftgate closure inner casting for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a collaboration between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Meridian Lightweight Technologies and Thai Summit America Corp., and represents the first high-volume magnesium application of its kind in the automotive industry. The casting forms part of a four-piece assembly with aluminum sheet upper and lower outers and aluminum stamping wiper reinforcement to reduce the weight of the entire assembly by more than 22 lbs. (10 kg)—nearly a 50% reduction over the previous generation design.

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