82. Plating of Magnesium — New Developments

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Peter Gregg

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch82

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Gregg, P. (2005) Plating of Magnesium — New Developments, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch82

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Franz Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Geretsried - Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • plating of magnesium;
  • new developments;
  • diecasting

Summary

Magnesium is more and more used in applications, which require high strength of the material combined with low weight. Especially in car industry and electronics industry we can see a boom of using magnesium diecasted parts – mobile phone chassis, complete car doors, gearboxes, internal car parts etc. are now made of Magnesium to reduce weight with no concession regarding the solidity. The special casting properties of Magnesium allow to produce big parts with low wall thickness, so there is much more flexibility regarding the geometrics compared to aluminium diecasting. Due to these casting properties Magnesium can also be used to substitute sheet metal parts in cars (car doors for example).