What is Magnesium?
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 as Natural Resources
Magnesium is the eighth plentiful element in all of the consisting substance of the earth's crust.
It is found in seawater, or as magnesite and dolomite ores in most countries. It can be considered that magnesium is virtually inexhaustible.
Alloy name is defined according to ASTM that indicates the main alloying element and its amount.
Composition of Major Alloys (ASTM)
Features and Applications of Magnesium Alloys