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The Former Life of Magnesium Metal

Magnesium and magnesium alloy properties


Magnesium alloys are well-known for being the lightest structural alloys . They are made of magnesium, the lightest structural metal, mixed with other metal elements to improve the physical properties. These elements include manganese, aluminium, zinc, silicon, copper, zirconium, and rare-earth metals .Some of magnesium’s favourable properties include low specific gravity and a high strength-to-weight ratio. As a result, the material lends itself to a range of automotive, aerospace, industrial, electronic, biomedical, and commercial applications.

Magnesium belongs to the alkaline earth metal element of group IIA on the periodic table. Its structure is dense hexagonal lattice, no isomeric transformation; melting point 648.8 ℃, boiling point 1107 ℃, density 1.74 g/cm3. magnesium is following oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium after the sixth rich element in the earth's crust, accounting for about 2.3% of the weight of the earth's crust, magnesium content is quite abundant. Magnesium and magnesium alloys have silver-white luster, slightly ductile. And magnesium and magnesium alloys have low density, high specific strength and specific stiffness, good damping and shock absorption and electromagnetic shielding, easy mechanical processing and recycling. With aluminum, zinc, zirconium and rare earths, etc. constitute the alloy and heat treatment after the strength greatly improved. Its damping, noise reduction performance is good, than the strength is higher than aluminum alloy and some high strength steel.


Magnesium Ingot Usage


Magnesium’s inherent tensile strength, light weight and adaptability make it a favorite material among die casters and end users. High purity, corrosion resistant alloys are considered the metal of choice for automotive, power tool, telecommunication and computer component industries. Magnesium Alloy Ingot have been used in various products including airplanes and performance cars.
Magnesium Ingots can be used in the production of magnesium alloy, as well as for use in chemical industrial, military industrial and meter instrument manufacture, etc. 
Magnesium is used in super-strong, lightweight materials and alloys.Magnesium is widely used in refining metals such as zirconium and hafnium. High purity of magnesium is required for high-quality refining.  Magnesium Alloy Ingot has excellent ductility, superior energy absorbing properties, and good strength and castability. Get a quotation! 


Application status of magnesium alloy


At present, magnesium alloy application mainly has the following three aspects.


(1) cars, motorcycles and other transportation products with magnesium alloy


The world's major automobile companies have magnesium alloy manufacturing parts as an important development direction. In Europe and the United States, the countries of the car manufacturers are fighting hard to adopt the number of magnesium alloy parts as a leading mark of their own vehicles, Volkswagen, Audi, Fiat automobile companies have used magnesium alloy. The United States, Europe, Japan and other developed countries to invest a lot of manpower and material resources, the implementation of a number of large-scale joint research and development plan, research with magnesium alloy manufacturing auto parts.


The Former Life of Magnesium Metal


(2) electronics and home appliances with magnesium alloy


Automobile industry on magnesium alloy demand, promote a number of breakthroughs in magnesium alloy production technology, the use of magnesium alloy cost also dropped significantly, thus promoting the application of magnesium alloy in the computer, communications, instrumentation, home appliances, medical, light industry and other industries development. Among them, the fastest development of magnesium alloy application is the electronic information and instrumentation industry. Electronic information industry due to the development of digital technology, the market for electronic and communication products are highly integrated, thin and light, miniaturized and in line with the requirements of environmental protection is increasingly high.


(3) other application areas


Other such as aluminum alloy additives, magnesium sacrificial anodes and profiles with magnesium alloy. Magnesium sacrificial anode as an effective way to prevent metal corrosion, one of the methods, widely used in long-distance transmission of underground iron pipeline and oil storage tanks. At present, as a magnesium sacrificial anode of magnesium alloy has 30,000 ~ 40,000 tons of annual market demand, and the annual growth rate of 20%.


Magnesium alloy profiles, tubes, previously mainly used in aerospace and other cutting-edge or defense fields. Modern warfare requires the army to have the ability of long-range rapid deployment movement, requiring lightweight weapons and equipment, in hand-held weapons, armored fighting vehicles, transport vehicles, aviation guidance weapons will be used in large numbers of light metal materials. Lightweight is an important direction to improve the combat performance of weapons and equipment. Magnesium has light weight characteristics determine the magnesium alloy is the production of spacecraft, military aircraft, missiles, high mobility combat vehicles, ships essential structural materials, therefore, vigorously develop magnesium alloy applications around is the need for national defense modernization.


Shangyichen (Hebei) New Material Technology Co., Ltd. has always strived to serve our customers first and provide them with quality and inexpensive metal materials for the purpose, mainly involving copper/aluminium/zinc/magnesium and cobalt etc. Please contact us for the latest quotation!





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