Global Overview on Demand and Applications for Magnesium Alloys

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Robert L. Edgar

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch1

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Edgar, R. L. (2000) Global Overview on Demand and Applications for Magnesium Alloys, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch1

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Hydro Magnesium, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • alloy development;
  • demand;
  • applications

Summary

Using statistics from the International Magnesium Association (IMA), it can be deduced that more than 90% of the shipments of alloy magnesium are consumed in the manufacture of high pressure die castings. Over the next 10 years, high pressure die casting is expected to increase in importance relative to other processes. This paper will therefore deal mainly with the situation relating to high pressure die casting (referred to as “die casting” from hereon), but will also discuss the status of the other processes.