High Volume Production of Magnesium Alloy Castings 860287

Magnesium has the strength of Aluminum yet weighs one third less which makes it an obvious candidate for use by automotive engineers concerned with weight reduction. Magnesium die castings are currently being used throughout the automobile industry, however items which are impractical to produce as die castings are not being considered or developed as magnesium parts. The technology is now available to produce magnesium castings by sand, permanent mold, or foam casting techniques in the quantities required by automotive markets.


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