LIFE-CRAL: launched by the European Union in July 2016 and set to end in December 2019, this project is coordinated by Brembo and aims to develop a production line, in the pre-industrial phase, that will allow aluminium and magnesium components to be produced, starting with recycled or highly impure materials, whilst maintaining the product’s end quality. The use of secondary aluminium, i.e., arising on the recycling process, avoids the energy consumption required to prepare aluminium, by saving 97% of CO2, as well as the emissions of polluting gases released in the magnesium casting process. After the first pilot production line was created, a complete secondary aluminium caliper was then manufactured and validated according to Brembo’s standards. The entire project may be considered quite successful, in light of the successfully completed road durability test (2,000 km) and the use of the method concerned to make brake heads and levers for motorbikes from Eco-Magnesium.
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