Magnesium Metals & Alloys

Magnesium is a chemical element with symbol Mg and atomic number 12

It is the 8th most abundant element found in the crust of Earth

Magnesium is the LIGHTEST STRUCTURAL METAL. To makeup for the added weight and volumes, many manufacturers are turning towards light commercial alloys of Magnesium.

Magnesium metals and alloys are going to be the game changers in the Aerospace Industry, Defence Industries, Manufacturing of Drones, Robotics, Light Metal Parts

Magnesium Metals Alloys: are made with Aluminium from 3 to 13%, Manganese 0.1 to 0.4%, Zinc 0.5 to 3%. These alloys are used for Cast & Forged components

  • AZ63 & AZ92 are used for Sand Casting
  • AZ91 is used in Die Casting
  • AZ92 for Mold Casting
  • AZ61 & AZ80 is used for Forging
  • AZ31, AZ61, AZ91, AZ80 are used for making finish products


  • Consumption of Magnesium Alloys is 1 million tones per year
  • Was used in fighter Aeroplanes and fire-bombings in the 2nd World War
  • Creeps at High Temperatures
  • Production – 1st China – 2nd Russia – 3rd USA


  • Very Low Density i.e. 1.738 g/cm3 when solid
  • Good Mechanical & Electrical Properties
  • Non-Toxic while using
  • Is Not Corrosion Resistant
  • Creeps at High Temperature
  • It is Combustible & Flammable (though the Auto Ignition temperature is 473°C)
  • Bright Burning Light
  • Highly Flammable


  • Crankshaft for Combustion Engines
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Fuselage Parts
  • Automotive applications like:
    • Body Parts of a Sports Car
    • Paddle Shifters for Cars & Bikes
    • Cylinder Walls
    • Cooling Jackets
    • Crank Shafts
  • Mobile Phones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Camera
  • Electronic Components
  • Emergency Fire Alert Lights (as it has a bright burning light)
  • Used as an Ignitor for Thermite
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Torpedoes in Submarines
  • Camera Bodies
  • Smart Watches

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