Magnesium Adapted Continuous Casting Technology

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. U. Holzkamp,
  2. H. Haferkamp and
  3. M. Niemeyer

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch89

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Holzkamp, U., Haferkamp, H. and Niemeyer, M. (2000) Magnesium Adapted Continuous Casting Technology, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch89

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. University of Hanover, Institut of Materials Science, Germany

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556



  • magnesium alloys;
  • magnesium adapted continuous casting technology


Magnesium alloys as structural materials with high weight specific properties have again gained in importance as an alternative lightweight construction material in the last years. Because of this development a high increasing consumption of magnesium components is predicted for the future. This development mainly takes place for the magnesium diecasting. The production of components is nearly restricted to 90 % to the diecasting process. The portions of wrought alloys or formed components and semi-finished products will be almost ignored in this article.