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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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    February 2023

    Cover Hydro Sunndal in Sunndalsøra, Norway, is the largest primary aluminum plant in Europe. Three branches of Hydro co-exist at the site, including the smelter, R&D center, and Hycast AS. This competence triangle of support and technology forms an interdependent feedback loop of science, innovation, and production. See story beginning on p.54. Articles Tables/Primary Aluminum […]

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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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    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 […]