Magnesium

Magnesium is today's lightest structural metal, about 30 percent lighter than aluminum, and is usually used in alloys. Almost 70% of the world's magnesium manufacturing is used to create alloys with very low density, relatively high strength and great machinability. Half of these alloys are used to create die castings with around 90 percent magnesium. It is an outstanding option when weight is a critical design component. It is powerful, has excellent dissipation of heat, excellent damping and is easily accessible. Its characteristics render welding, forging, casting or machine simple. Once molten, pure magnesium burns strongly, but magnesium alloys have greater melting points and are commonly used in the in automotive and aviation sectors.

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Common Applications

  • Aircraft components

  • Automotive wheels & housings

  • Bicycles

  • Boiler protective coatings

  • Boring bars

  • Brazing fixtures

  • Cell phone components

  • Circuit board ink

  • Drills

  • Engine mounts

  • Filaments

  • Furnace Linings

  • Heat Shields

  • Jet tabs

  • Ladders

  • Laptops

  • Luggage

  • Lubricant additives

  • Material handling equipment

  • Missile components

  • Ovens

  • Portable power tools

  • Printing & textile machinery

  • Rocket nozzles

  • Saw blades

  • Ships

  • Televisions

Shapes

  • Sheet

  • Plate

  • Rod

  • Wire

  • Tubing