Die casting magnesium alloys for elevated temperatures applications

B. Bronfin, E. Aghion, F. Von Buch, S. Schumann, M. Katsir

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The growing use of magnesium alloys for producing automotive drive train components requires the development of new alloys with improved creep properties. This paper discloses the results of a comprehensive study aimed at the development of creep resistant cost-effective die casting alloys with capability of long term operations at temperatures up to 150°C under high loads. The newly developed alloys designated as MRI 15X series exhibit die-castability, corrosion resistance, room temperature strength and short-term elevated temperature strength similar or better than those of AZ91D alloy. However, the most important fact is that the new alloys have creep resistance at temperatures of 130°C-150°C under stress of 50-85MPa significantly better than that of the commercial alloys AZ91D, AE42 and AS21. The principles of alloying and the metallurgical aspects of new alloys are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventMagnesium Technology 2001 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 11 Feb 200115 Feb 2001


ConferenceMagnesium Technology 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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