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AFS - Andrew File System Casting Congress, the newly formed Magnesium Committee discussed new initiatives in magnesium casting.
"Magnesium has been rediscovered in the 21st Century," said G. S. Cole, Ford Motor Co. "It is becoming more competitive with aluminum, plastics and steel with a lower manufacturing cost." Because magnesium is lightweight and offers 50% better dimensionality (lower component cost vs. competitive materials), it benefits fuel economy, emission standards Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of pollutants that can be released into the environment. Many emission standards focus on regulating pollutants released by automobiles (motor cars) and other powered vehicles but they can also regulate , safety and performance, Cole explained. The greatest impact, as Cole foresees, will be in military aircraft and ground vehicles that are comparable to some commercial Class 8 trucks. Cost is the same as aluminum, he added.
D. Weiss, Eck Industries, said major markets for magnesium also will include aerospace technologies, high performance automotive products from racing to specialty type of vehicles like motorcycle racing motorcycle racing
Sport of running motorcycles on tracks, closed circuits, or natural terrain. The main types are (1) road racing, conducted on a course made up wholly or partly of public roads; (2) trials, conducted both on and off the highway; (3) speedway racing, components and sports equipment like bow handles for archery archery, sport of shooting with bow and arrow, an important military and hunting skill before the introduction of gunpowder. England's Charles II fostered archery as sport, establishing in 1673 the world's oldest continuous archery tournament, the Ancient Scorton .
Detroit Diesel Corp. plans significant applications that will reduce the weight of its transmission for its U.S. military amphibious vehicle Noun 1. amphibious vehicle - a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails , the Crusader, Weiss added.
In his part of the presentation on magnesium market development, K. Clark, Magnesium Electron, said, "It is an exciting time in the magnesium aerospace market."
Boeing aircraft, Clark said, will be using magnesium in its commercial and military jets. Many helicopter and military ground vehicles continue to use magnesium parts. 'There is a potential for over 100,000 castings for military ground vehicles," he said.
The automotive market isn't as open to using magnesium at present because of the cost, he added.
W. Elmquist, Technology Applications Group, offered a host of solutions to corrosion concerns for companies considering magnesium. He focused on anodizing anodizing
Method of coating metal for corrosion resistance, electrical insulation, thermal control, abrasion resistance, sealing, improving paint adhesion, and decorative finishing. coatings as a finishing option for magnesium.
"With proper finishing, magnesium can be used almost anywhere," he said.
Before finishing, pretreatment pretreatment,
n the protocols required before beginning therapy, usually of a diagnostic nature; before treatment.
n See predetermination. can be done with degreasers and etching. For super corrosion resistant processes, finishes include DOW17, HAE and Tagnite 8200.