It is the lightest structural material with a density of 1.8 g/cm3, being 75% lighter than steel and 33% lighter than aluminium, offering the best strength-to-weight ratio of all commonly used structural metals.
Magnesium is the seventh most abundant element, making up about 2% of the earth’s crust and the third most abundant substance dissolved in seawater.
It is obtained from seawater, brines and magnesium minerals that offer unlimited reserves, providing an abundant source of raw material.
It is fully ecological and completely recyclable. The recycling process of magnesium consumes only 5% of the energy required to obtain the same amount of raw magnesium material.
It has an excellent dimensional stability as well as high impact and dent resistance.
A material with an exceptional damping capacity and low inertia.
High purity magnesium alloys offer better corrosion resistance than steel and most aluminium alloys.
Given its high capacity to manufacture thinner walled parts, it allows one-piece structures rather than the assembling of multiple components. This simplifies design, reduces assembly costs, minimises tooling costs and eliminates welding processes.
It offers faster work cycles in casting processes as less energy is required to reach the melting temperature. Furthermore, this means a longer duration in the molds since a lower working temperature and the low affinity with the steel reduces the effects of thermal fatigue and tooling wear.