4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of magnesium alloys
in the global automotive industry looks strong with increasing penetration of lightweight materials and rising vehicle production.
Magnesium Elektron has led an intensive eight-year effort to get to this point with the objective of making modern lightweight magnesium alloys
available to aircraft seat designers and manufacturers.
Magnesium Elektron has been working closely with medical device companies worldwide to develop and supply its Synermag bioabsorbable magnesium alloys
used in development of cardiovascular and trauma fixation implants.
As the results of this simple simulation showed, strain rate could be used as a reliable predictor of hot tearing in simulations of casting magnesium alloys
Protective coatings for magnesium alloys
with similar composition obtained by CVD have been presented in literature before.
However, the high rate of corrosion is a big challenge in the application of magnesium alloys
In addition, the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys
decreases with increasing relative humidity.
Applications for magnesium alloys
include use in aircraft, missiles, machinery, tools, and material handling equipment, automobiles and high speed computer parts.
The key advance is a new generation of magnesium alloys
that dramatically increase creep resistance in high-heat applications, thus improving their potential for use in automotive underhood components.
Although magnesium sits right beside aluminium in the periodic table of the elements, magnesium alloys
are about 33% lighter than aluminium alloys.
Right now, only magnesium alloys
are Thixomolded commercially, though zinc trials are proceeding well, and aluminum alloys suitable for Thixomolding are expected to be commercially viable in less than three years.
The viscous flow (thixotropy) of semi-solid magnesium alloys
in Thixomolding is achieved at temperatures 80 C to 120 C lower than the molten metal temperature used in magnesium diecasting.
This important book summarises the wealth of recent research on our understanding of process-property relationships in wrought magnesium alloys
and the way this understanding can be used to develop a new generation of alloys for high-performance applications.
This collection of 30 invited, peer-reviewed papers presents the results of research on new and conventional casting magnesium alloys
, plastic deformation of Mg alloys, welding technologies, and magnesium matrix composites.
3, Issue 2) International Journal of Metalcasting, the need for cast aluminum and magnesium alloys
with elevated temperature capabilities is expected to increase as automotive industries are forced to improve the fuel efficiency of their products.