High pressure die casting (HPDC) is the dominant process for the production of magnesium components with complex configuration having typically thin to medium wall thickness.
Vehicle weight reduction is a key factor to meet stringent requirements for environment conservation, and this can best be achieved by the use of magnesium alloys that are the lightest structural materials.
Creep-resistant HPDC alloys MRI153M and MRI230D are designated to replace HPDC aluminum alloys in the production of different automotive and non-automotive components.
Magnesium alloys have the lowest density of all commercial alloys and this makes them attractive for the automotive industry.
Magnesium alloys, being the lightest structural metallic materials, are very attractive in automotive and aerospace industries.
One of the most direct methods of improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions is automotive light weighting. Currently the automotive industry is searching for lightweight materials for powertrain parts which are subjected to both high temperature and dynamic loads.
The growing demand for the use of magnesium alloys in the production of automotive powertrain components led to the development of creep resistant diecasting alloys MRI153M and MRI230D.
Magnesium high pressure die casting alloys MRI 153M and MRI 230D offer attractive properties at elevated temperatures up to 150°C and 190°C, respectively.
A new method named “MagOxide” aiming at evaluating the MgO and Al-Mn-Fe intermetallics in magnesium alloys was developed by DSM’s Research Division. The newly developed method is based on wet chemistry procedure and is compatible with the Fast Neutron Activation analysis (FNAA) technique. The method was successfully implemented on a variety of primary and recycled Mg alloys. The present paper aims at presenting the systematic correlation results obtained by FNAA and “MagOxide”...
Selection of structural materials for aircraft applications is dictated by a number of factors including mechanical, corrosion and physical properties (particularly density) as well as availability and cost. Magnesium alloys being the lightest of all of the commonly used structural metals can be considered as one of very attractive candidates.