POSCO’s World Premium Materials (WPM) – Magnesium Business Division organized a seminar on magnesium technology at the POSCO Global R&D Center in Songdo, Korea. Held on December 23, 2016, the event was attended by local college students who had won an annual contest to build Baja (off-road), Formula (on-road) and EV (electric vehicle) style race cars. The competition, organized by the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers, is designed to nurture students by offering opportunities to acquire automobile design and manufacturing skills.
Students gave presentations on their own car development process while sharing their technical expertise. In addition, experts in magnesium, molding, bonding, and surface treatment were invited to speak about the application of magnesium technology in automobiles. Following the presentations, further discussions were held by the organizers of the event and the race car production advisors on automotive engineering and magnesium technology.
POSCO used the seminar to gather the opinions of students and to learn more about the use of magnesium in automobiles as it is planning to steadily expand its technical support for the application of magnesium technology in automotive engineering.