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High Performance Metals

Posted by: wri192

February 15, 2016

Coiled magnesium sheets and magnesium ingots
The CSIRO division of Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology developed one of only a few technologies capable of producing thin magnesium sheet direct from the molten metal. The CSIRO technology is based on the successful application of the twin roll casting technique - used extensively in the aluminium industry - to the production of magnesium alloy sheet. Magnesium alloy strip can be produced directly from the melt with a thickness at - or close to - the final required shape, thereby reducing operational costs. A detailed proving program has demonstrated that the technology is economically efficient and suitable for semi-continuous production of 100-200 kg coils of typically 3 mm thick magnesium sheet.

High Performance Metals