Published: December 01, 2008
Authors: Ken Savage, Magnesium Elektron
Magnesium alloy castings can be produced by nearly all of the conventional casting methods, namely, sand, permanent, and semipermanent mold and shell, investment, and die casting.
MAGNESIUM, with a nominal alloy density of only 1.8 g/cm3 (0.065 lb/in.3), is considered to be the lightest structural metal. It is also one of the easiest metals to machine. Magnesium is often chosen because of its light weight, but its excellent machinability is a valuable advantage when a large amount of machining must be done.
Published: December 01, 2001
Authors: J.R. Davis, Editor
Magnesium and magnesium alloys have been employed in a wide variety of structural applications because of their favorable combination of tensile strength 160 to 365 MPa, or 23 to 53 ksi), elastic modulus (45 GPa, or 6.5 × 106 psi), and low density (1.74 g/cm3, which is the lowest density of all structural metals).
Authors: Revised by Barbara A. Shaw and Ryan C. Wolfe, Pennsylvania State University
LOW DENSITY and high strength-to-weight ratio are usually the prime reasons for specifying the use of magnesium alloys in engineering designs. High stiffness-to-weight ratios, good castability, high thermal and electrical conductivity, and high damping capacity of magnesium alloys are also attractive properties.
Published: June 01, 2008
Authors: F.C. Campbell, Editor
Magnesium has the lowest density (1.738 g/cm3, or 0.063 lb/in.3) of the structural metals, with a density of approximately 2/3 that of aluminum and 1/4 that of steel. Although magnesium alloys have only moderate tensile strengths, in the range of 140 to 345 MPa (20 to 50 ksi), and a modulus of elasticity of only 45 GPa (6.
Published: December 01, 1998
Authors: J.R. Davis, Editor
The corrosion resistance of a magnesium or a magnesium alloy part depends on many of the same factors that are critical to other metals. However, because of the electrochemical activity of magnesium, the relative importance of some factors is greatly amplified.
Authors: Revised by Susan Housh and Barry Mikucki, Dow Chemical U.S.A., and Archie Stevenson, Magnesium Elektron, Inc.
MAGNESIUM and magnesium alloys are used in a wide variety of structural and nonstructural applications. Structural applications include automotive, industrial, materials-handling, commercial, and aerospace equipment.
Published: April 01, 2002
Amorphous magnesium-rich alloys Mg yX1-y (X=Ni or Cu and 0.82
Published: July 01, 1958
Material Data Sheet for MAGNESIUM HK31, an Unclassified magnesium, including information regarding Bearing, Creep, Compressive, Fatigue, Tensile, High temperature, Elastic, Shear, Density or mass, Thermal, Chemical composition, Machining, Welding or joining, Heat treating, Forming or forging.