Magnesium Technology by Horst Friedrich, Barry L. Mordike, Horst E. Friedrich, Barry

By Horst Friedrich, Barry L. Mordike, Horst E. Friedrich, Barry Leslie Mordike

Magnesium, with a density of 1.74 g/cm², is the lightest structural steel and magnesium are more and more selected for weight-critical purposes akin to in land-based shipping structures. "Magnesium expertise" considerably updates and enhances latest reference assets in this key fabric. It assembles overseas contributions from seven international locations protecting a variety of examine courses into new alloys with the considered necessary estate profiles, i.e., the present country of either examine and technological functions of magnesium. specifically, the overseas staff of authors covers key themes, akin to: casting and wrought alloys; fabrication equipment; corrosion and safety; engineering specifications and techniques, with examples from the car, aerospace, and consumer-goods industries, and recycling. This authoritative reference and review addresses fabrics researchers in addition to layout engineers.

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1 Introduction One of the features of the magnesium industry is the wide variety of production processes. Relative to an industry, which has been manufacturing a product commercially for close to one hundred years, it is somewhat strange that there are over 10 different processes for producing magnesium. Unlike many other industries, there is no one particular dominant technology used for most of the world’s production. The large number of production technologies stems from the differences in basic parameters of the production processes.

Other plants using the silicothermic process were in Spokane, Washington; Wingdale, NY; Dearborn, Michigan; Luckey, Ohio; Manteca, California and Canaan, Connecticut. The Permanente Metals Co, Permanente, California (Kaiser), a partly government funded operation used the carbothermic Radenthein process, never reached the planned capacity of 24,000 t and, after having produced 11,500 short tons of ingot, ceased production. It was never reopened and was dismantled after the war, like most of the other plants.

Production in 1944 is reported with 210,000 t. Additional references Catrin Kammer: Gottfried Plumpe: Peter Hayes: US Bureau of Mines Wolfgang Büchen Magnesium Taschenbuch, Aluminium Verlag, Düsseldorf 2000 Die IG Farben Industrie AG Duncker u. Humboldt, Berlin 1990 Industry and ideology. 1 History until 1945 Fig. 3. B-36 Bomber Stan B. 2001-04-24 Encyclopaedia Britannica Archives: Zentralarchiv Bayer AG, Leverkusen Unternehmensarchiv BASF AG, Ludwigshafen Protocolls and documents of the IG Farben process Frankfurt 1947/48.

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