Magnesium Applications in Aerospace and Electronic Industries

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Prof. Benjamin Landkof

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch28

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

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

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. The Israeli Consortium for the Development of Magnesium Technologies, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Israel

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;
  • applications in aerospace;
  • applications in electronic industries

Summary

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.