Magnesium Applications in Aerospace and Electronic Industries
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
Copyright © 2000 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Magnesium Alloys and their Applications
How to Cite
Landkof, B. (2006) Magnesium Applications in Aerospace and Electronic Industries, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch28
GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany
- Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
- Published Print: 20 SEP 2000
Print ISBN: 9783527302826
Online ISBN: 9783527607556
- magnesium alloys;
- applications in aerospace;
- applications in electronic industries
Recently, magnesium alloys experience renaissance period in their application in automotive industries. The rationale behind this development is to improve fuel economy, therefore to lower the toxic emissions and consequently to cut on the air pollution.
There are still other fields of application in which magnesium use is on the rise. The two industries that can benefit from magnesium are aerospace and electronics.
In aerospace, the main advantage of magnesium is in the weight saving, where it is a candidate to replace aluminum. In the past (50's), magnesium was widely used as a structural material in airplane construction.