For its lightness and recyclability, magnesium is expected to replace
plastics, aluminum and steel. Magnesium, its atomic number is 12, is the
lightest among the metals for structural application.
Magnesium itself has been discovered about 100 years ago. However, its application was limited mainly due to its weak corrosion resistance and high cost.
But, magnesium has been re-discovered recently thanks to the development of the corrosion resistant alloys and the price down of the raw material produced in various cities including China.
Above all, Thixomolding has succeeded to widen the applications using magnesium.
Thixomolding is the molding process which enables the safety operation and high quality Mg products.
Magnesium is the eighth plentiful element in all of the consisting substance of the earths crust. It is found in seawater (refer to below table 1), or as magnesite and dolomite ores in most countries. It can be considered that magnesium is virtually inexhaustible.
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The production process of magnesium ingot is as follows: