Weight and Cost Saving with Magnesium Die Castings

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Andreas Mertz

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch63

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Mertz, A. (2006) Weight and Cost Saving with Magnesium Die Castings, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch63

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Honsel GmbH & Co KG, Meschede, Germany

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;
  • magnesium die castings;
  • weight and cost saving;
  • automotive industry

Summary

The application of magnesium in the automotive industry is growing steadily. During the last 5 years, the annual growth rate of Mg-die casting alloy tonnage is progressively beyond 25 %.

The main advantages of magnesium alloys, low weight and superior casting properties offer a great potential with respect to weight saving, integration and simplification of structural components. The replacement of complex sheet metal components by thin walled Mg-die castings allows more economical production and assembly.