Magnesium is the lightest structural material, about 1.8 grams per cubic centimetre. magnesium is the 8th most abundant element in the earth’s crust. It occurs naturally in Dolomite, Magnesite, Carnallite and Chloride (sea water). Magnesium is produced from sea water, brines and magnesium-bearing minerals which offer unlimited reserves.

Magnesium is 75% lighter than steel, 33% lighter than aluminum, offers component and feature integration and provides a high dimensional stability that improves fit and finish.

Benefits of Magnesium
Lightest of all structural materials
75% lighter than steel
33% lighter than aluminum
High impact resistance
High strength to weight ratio
Can be cast to net shape
Excellent dimensional stability/repeatability
Abundant material supply
100% recyclable

Advantages of Magnesium Die Casting
Lightest of all structural materials
Excellent Stiffness
Outstanding EMI and RFI shielding properties, perfect for connectors and electrical housings
Withstands high operating temperatures
Exceptional thin wall capability
Good environmental corrosion resistance
Excellent dimensional stability/repeatability
Good finishing characteristics
100% recyclable