Magnesium: A light solution for the industry of tomorrow
A Solution for Every Application
Until a few years ago, the use of magnesium was limited to the production of components for the electronics industry and portable professional tools. Today, magnesium alloys are finding increasing widespread application in the automotive industry, opening much wider markets prospects, especially when lightness and high performance are required. Moreover, magnesium is a completely recyclable and, thus, an ecological material, an aspect that increasingly favors its use disadvantaging polluting materials. It can be said that magnesium is, absolutely, the ideal material for all future industrial applications.
Those who choose magnesium today are thinking of the industry of tomorrow.
Under certain conditions, die-casting is the fastest way to transform metal into products with a high grade of finishing and tight dimensional tolerances. The use of magnesium alloys, as an alternative to more traditional aluminum and zinc alloys, offers a series of advantages that industry has only partly been able to exploit in recent years. In fact, magnesium is the lightest construction metal that exists. In addition to an exclusive hot-chamber die-casting process, in the case of small pieces and large batches, its use allows achieving production costs that are actually lower than those for aluminum.
Specific Weights Comparison
Magnesium is 30% lighter than aluminum, 60% lighter than titanium and 80% lighter than steel. This allows producing objects that are lighter for an equal volume or stronger for an equal weight.
In the event that the part needs to be restarted, magnesium provides excellent workability (about double than of aluminum alloys). In fact, it's the easiest construction metal to work.