Magnesium, Machinability and Safety 800418

For many years cast magnesium alloy components requiring extensive machining have found application in many industries. Unfortunately, those least familiar with magnesium continue to regard its machining as a highly dangerous undertaking. Consequently, magnesium in part because of “safety considerations” has been ruled out of a number of applications where it should have been the material of choice. This paper discusses the machining characteristics of magnesium and the safe handling and disposal of chips.


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