Application Departments: Magnesium Rolled Products

Defense

The defense sector’s continual need to reduce equipment weight has created many opportunities for magnesium. Furthermore, magnesium has good vibration damping capacity and low acoustic impedance that enhances performance for many defense applications. From ballistic armor to electronic enclosures, magnesium alloys are a lightweight alternative to aluminum in a growing number of applications. Luxfer’s magnesium …

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End-of-arm Tooling (EOAT) for Industrial Robotics

Industrial Robot end users continue to request more performance from robotic OEM’s. The increase in performance can typically only be achieved by innovation at the End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT) where the work action is taking place. Many EOAT manufactures design from aluminum plate to enhance performance, especially for the pick-and-place industry. By replacing aluminum with magnesium …

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Aerospace

Magnesium has a long history of success in the aerospace industry. It has been used for over 50 years in demanding high temperature applications such as jet engines and commercial aircraft wing components. As humans and equipment transition from earth to space, any lightweighting solution will need magnesium. Combined with great machining and vibration dampening …

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Vibration Testing

A key aspect of vibration testing is the machine table and the fixture that supports the component. Both need to be stiff, strong, lightweight and have good damping characteristic to reduce resonance. Magnesium AZ31B-Tool Plate (TP) is an ideal material for these due to its combined physical and mechanical properties. Damping capacity is a measure …

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