An Outstanding Achievement award was on display at CastExpo 2019 for this T1XX side door mirror, reinforcement bracket.
It was made by Magna Cosma Casting Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan. The material is aluminum alloy, 5S-F temper. The process is high-pressure, vacuum die casting. The weight is 1.31 pounds. The dimensions are 14.5 inches by 6.4 inches by 15.4 inches. The application is for attachment points and load carrying for truck side door mirror. The customer is General Motors.
The light-duty side door mirror reinforcement bracket is a single piece, vacuum, high pressure die-cast aluminum 5S alloy, F "as cast" temper casting.
The aluminum casting provided engineers with more design flexibility, and more efficient attachment points.
This casting replaced a traditional five-piece aluminum stamp and welded assembly with a mass savings of over 20%, 37% percent mass savings over a steel design, while improving the stiffness at the weak point of the side door window frame.
CastExpo 2019 is the largest North American gathering of the metalcasting supply chain. When attendees think of CastExpo, they think of full-scale exhibits, cutting-edge technology demos, packed aisles, exciting new equipment, innovative sessions and a show floor full of energy. Representatives of the entire metalcasting industry supply chain were at CastExpo 2019, April 27-30, 2019, in Atlanta.
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