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    The 80th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference is Next Week in Calgary

    The 80th Annual World Magnesium Conference, hosted by the International Magnesium Association (IMA), will be held next week May 14-16, 2023 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the Hyatt Regency. This event is known as the premier conference for magnesium industry leaders, with unparalleled opportunities to expand and strengthen skill sets via technical sessions, and learn […]

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    China’s First Magnesium Alloy Lightweight Trailer Unveiled

    This week, China’s first magnesium alloy lightweight trailer was unveiled at the Western China Science and Technology Innovation Port in Xi’an, China. The trailer uses magnesium alloy parts that weigh just a little more than 800 kg, and the single largest such part is 13 m long. Nearly 1 tonne lighter than a similar trailer […]

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    Western Magnesium Moves Toward Commercial Production

    Western Magnesium Corporation plans to expand its operations with the construction of a commercial plant and a Research & Development Centre in Nevada. The facility will have an initial production of 25,000 tonnes per year. The company will also be relocating its West head office to the new location. Nevada was selected as the site […]

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    Magnesium as the Metal of Dematerialization

    By Alex Grant, Magrathea. In 1944, Willard Dow told the U.S. Senate, “There is an epic quality involved in [taking] a ladle of gleaming metal out of a curling, white-capped ocean wave. Not even the old alchemists, in their wildest fancies, ever got that far.”1 Dow Magnesium was once the largest magnesium metal producer of […]

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    2023 IMA World Magnesium Conference Issues Call for Abstracts

    The International Magnesium Association (IMA) will hold its 80th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference on May 14-16, 2023, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The conference brings together magnesium experts from around the world to discuss the latest trends and developments in the industry. The IMA issued a call for abstracts of topics proposed for presentation at […]

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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, […]