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Latest Magnesium alloy Stories

2009-10-29 06:58:38

Last night at the 8th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and Applications, Australia's Dr Mark Easton was announced as the winner of the GKSS Magnesium Research Award.  The GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht initiated the award to honor innovative work by an individual researcher in the area of the science and technology of magnesium alloys. Magnesium is a logical lightweight alternative to traditional materials, especially for automotive applications.  Magnesium is 33%...

2007-03-01 08:09:14

By Taub, Alan I; Krajewski, Paul E; Luo, Alan A; Owens, John N Author's Note: The automotive business is an ideal choice to examine the dramatic impact of improved materials and manufacturing processes on an industry. Automakerstodayareabletocombinehigh-tech materials originally applied in aerospace and other industries with the high-volume manufacture of a mass-marketed consumer product. This paper will detail how many of the changes to vehicles that have resulted from these influences...

2005-10-13 04:41:37

The use of magnesium alloys in engineering applications is becoming increasingly important as a relatively low density allows savings in energy consumption and therefore reduction in air pollution. An associated reduction in inertia also makes these alloys potential candidates for friction components. Magnesium alloys, however, have low wear resistance and low hardness and sticking or seizure phenomena easily occur with the counter materials such as steel, copper and aluminum alloys. In a...