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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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    October 2022

    Cover Aluminum profiles on the runnout table of the new 25 MN, 8 inch extrusion line installed by General Extrusions Inc. at its facility in Youngstown, OH. The highly automated new line enables the company to modernize its operations. The line more than doubles the company’s current capacity, ensuring its continued success in the years […]

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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 […]

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    79th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference is Next Month in Barcelona

    The International Magnesium Association (IMA) will be hosting their World Magnesium Conference in Barcelona, Spain, at the Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower, on August 29-31, 2022. The IMA conference is the premier conference for all magnesium industry leaders, with unparalleled opportunities to connect and network with other IMA members. Attendees will have the chance to expand […]

  • 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 […]

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    IMA Issues Both a Call For Abstracts and a Request Awards of Excellence Nominations

    The International Magnesium Association (IMA) will host its 79th World Magnesium Conference on August 29-31, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. The event will highlight technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the magnesium industry global marketplace. This valuable conference will provide magnesium industry professionals with the latest information and advances on magnesium processes, applications, technology, […]

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    First Annual Forging Lightweight Alloys Conference a Success

    The Forging Industry Association (FIA) held its first annual Forging Lightweight Alloys Conference & Plant Tour on February 14-16, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The multi-faceted three-day event started with an “Aluminum and Titanium Metallurgy & Forging 101 Workshop,” led by Prof. Blair London, Materials Engineering Dept., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which was focused on […]