Strength to Weight Ratios

Magnesium is approximately two thirds the density of aluminium and a quarter that of steel. Designers traditionally specify magnesium alloys because of their favourable strength to weight ratios and include casting and wrought alloys. Click on an image below to view our material grades.

Magnesium Alloy Stock Range.

Magnesium Applications

Applications for magnesium alloys include aerospace and motorsport, where strength combined with reduced weight is of critical importance. Gearbox components, pistons and casings are all typical applications.

Magnesium forgings are becoming more popular with designers for high-temperature applications too.

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