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    The Potential for Magnesium Forgings in Automotive

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. In the world of product development, many materials are available to pick from, yet companies tend to play to their favorites. In metals, these materials range from exotic to common, from low density to high, and they are processed into different forms. The majority of car components — from […]

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    Magnesium Folding E-Bike is a Strong Choice for Commuters

    The new Fiido X folding e-bike was designed for commuters; it’s small, light weight, sleek and claims to run up to 80 miles on a single charge. The X has a unibody (single piece) aerospace-grade magnesium alloy frame, meaning that the bike’s frame and chassis are made as a single unit. According to the manufacturer, […]

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    Terves Expands Production of Specialized Magnesium Products

    Terves, a subsidiary of PMT Group, is expanding its operation in Euclid, OH. The project includes the addition of 30,00 sq ft to expand production of extruded dissolvable magnesium products. The expansion includes the installation of a vertical direct chill casting system for magnesium alloy billet, which will be the first such system to be […]

  • Members of Western Magnesium's operations team at the commercial pilot plant.

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    Western Magnesium Celebrates Production of Magnesium Metal

    Western Magnesium Corporation successfully produced magnesium metal at its commercial pilot plant. This brings the company one step closer to achieving commercial production, with the aim of meeting surging demand in the automotive, aerospace, airline, defense, and eco-friendly industries. “The success of our magnesium production that we are seeing at our commercial pilot plant ushers […]

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    Korea University Conducts Research on Next-Generation Magnesium Anode Batteries

    Korea University presented new research that could improve the safety and viability of magnesium anode batteries, as an alternative to lithium-ion. The research team elucidated the growth behavior of magnesium using operando imaging analysis and was able to significantly suppress magnesium dendrite growth by coating the substrate with small traces of gold (Au). Developing a […]

  • Western Magnesium - primary magnesium production - team members sit in front of a billboard, signing an agreement for the new location of the magnesium plant

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    Western Magnesium to Build First Magnesium Plant in Ohio

    Western Magnesium Corporation held an official signing and unveiling ceremony for its first commercial production site in Harrison County, Ohio. The company signed partnership agreements with numerous economic development groups in Harrison County for the construction of its plant. “Management spent 16 months vetting other states and searching for the best opportunity for our first […]

  • Ducati MG-20 foldable e-bike with a magnesium frame

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    Ducati Released Foldable E-Bike with Magnesium Frame

    Urban travel is a particularly topical issue and sustainable transport is a growing trend. Ducati is working to meet these new market needs by signing a license agreement with M.T. Distribution S.r.l., an Italian company already present in the sector for over 40 years. The two companies will work together on the development and distribution […]

  • Figure 5. Cross car beam made of AM50 magnesium alloy. (Source: Meridian Lightweight Technologies.)

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    IMA Launches New Magnesium LCA Study: Setting Sight on Lowering CO2 Emissions

    By Simone Ehrenberger, Institute for Vehicle Concepts, and Dr. Martin Tauber, IMA Achieving zero CO2 emission levels has been a major driver for sustainability goals around the world, with many governments and companies declaring ambitious goals for a circular economy through 2030 and beyond.1 For large, traditional primary metal or processing industries, such as magnesium, […]