Magnesium Extrusions

 Magnesium alloys are readily extruded into an almost unlimited variety of round rods, bars, tubes, structural shapes. The process for extruding magnesium is almost the same as the process for extruding aluminum materials. Most common is direct extrusion without a lubricant. Cylindrical ingots are heated to 300-400°C and pressed through dies.

 With some of the alloys it is possible to extrude magnesium on the standard dies that are normally used for aluminum extrusions with a small correction to the die. Because of this there is a  wide range of standard profiles that can be extruded without big investment new dies. The second added value for the customer is that for new designed profiles, it is only required to invest in one single die for extruding profiles in aluminum and magnesium. Generally extrusion speed for Magnesium is much slower than for Aluminum.

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