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Magnesium Alloys and Technologies

Magnesium Alloys and Technologies

Karl U. Kainer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60596-5 March 2006 293 Pages




The need for light-weight materials, especially in the automobile industry, created renewed interest in innovative applications of magnesium materials. This demand has resulted in increased research and development activity in companies and research institutes in order to achieve an improved property profile and better choice of alloy systems.
Here, development trends and application potential in different fields like the automotive industry and communication technology are discussed in an interdisciplinary framework.
The Current State of Technology and Potential for Further Development of Magnesium Applications (K. Kainer & F. von Buch).

Die-Casting Magnesium (R. Fink).

Vacuum Die-Casting of Magnesium Parts with High Pressure (M. Siederslebnen).

Squeeze-Casting and Thixo-Casting of Magnesium Alloys (K. Kainer & T. Benzler).

Deformation of Magnesium (E. Doege & K. Dröder).

Manufacturing and Potential of Extruded and Forged Magnesium Products (J. Becker & G. Fischer).

High-Temperature Properties of Magnesium Alloys (F. von Buch & B. Mordike).

High-Tech Machining of Magnesium and Magnesium Composites (K. Weinert, et al.).

Joining Magnesium Alloys (A. Schram & C. Kettler).

Rapid Solidification and Special Processes for Processing Magnesium Alloys (T. Ebert & K. Kainer).

Fibre-Reinforced Magnesium Composites (C. Fritze).

Particle-Reinforced Magnesium Alloys (F. Moll & K. Kainer).

Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of Magnesium (P. Kurze).

Magnesium Corrosion - Processes, Protection of Anode and Cathode (H. Haferkamp, < i>et al.).

Electroless Nickel-Phosphor Alloy Coatings for Magnesium (F. Leyendecker).

Recycling of Magnesium Alloys D. Scharf).