Material Magnesium
Magnesium is a very light weight metal, increasingly substituting aluminium in order to save weight. It is a reactive metal that for example can burn, but with proper surface treatment it is used in products like car wheels and power saws.
Danish Name Magnesium
Category Metals, Light metals
Products Mobile radio front
Gear box for car
Gramophone pick-up head
Mobile telephone base plate
Power saw housing
Processes Metal casting
Welding
References Metallurgi for ingeniører
Maskinståbi
Hydro Magnesium
Environmen- tal notes Due to its very low weight, magnesium indirectly causes significant energy savings for exaple in transport equipment. Furthermore magnesium can be recycled by melting it again.
Additional Info Chemical symbol Mg, atomic number 12, melting point 651 C, density 1.7, recrystalises at 150C.
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