Technical Support

The growing use and application of magnesium alloys with the demand to improved service performance requires updated technical support.
The aim of this portfolio is to address the technical services requirements of Dead Sea Magnesium customers. The portfolio includes a variety of technical services from which our customers can select according to their technical needs.
The technical services are provided by the professional staff of DSM’s R&D and the production foundry personnel. These services are also supported by the R&D metallurgical laboratories such as: Scanning electron microscopy with EDS analysis, Spectroscopy, Metallography, Die casting, Tension, Creep, Fatigue, Corrosion, radiography and Recycling. This comes in addition to the R&D special laboratories for evaluating metal cleanliness in terms of magnesium oxide and nonmetallic impurities including salt contamination.
The technical services introduced in this portfolio can be received either directly through DSM’s marketing representatives or by submitting an E-mail request to DSM website:

List of technical services

  • Ingots remelting including preheating and charging procedure
  • Molten metal handling
  • Protective gas atmosphere for molten magnesium
  • Chemical analysis according to ASTM Standards
  • Metal cleanliness analysis in terms of magnesium oxides, nonmetallic impurities and intermetallic compounds
  • Safe handling of magnesium
  • Melting equipment- design & selection
  • Failure analysis of parts including evaluation of casting defects
  • In-house recycling- consultancy & support
  • Storage conditions of magnesium ingots and parts
  • Consultancy on secondary operations: machining, and corrosion protection
  • Die casting trials and supply of test specimens