PNNL’s magnesium extrusion process

Published: August 29, 2017

Running time: 1:26

Summary

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory engineers have developed a unique method for increasing strength of magnesium extrusions. Spinning a magnesium alloy as it is pressed through a die to create tubes rods and channels is more energy efficient and actually improves the alloy's mechanical properties. It is also lower in cost than conventional methods, making magnesium alloys more useful in structural components for vehicles.

Video description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory engineers have developed a unique method for increasing strength of magnesium extrusions. Spinning a magnesium alloy as it is pressed through a die to create tubes rods and channels is more energy efficient and actually improves the alloy's mechanical properties. It is also lower in cost than conventional methods, making magnesium alloys more useful in structural components for vehicles. 

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