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Magnesium Cast Billet and Slab

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Forging

Our DC billet has excellent formability characteristics which reduces rejects and lowers processing costs for operators.  Magnesium Elektron’s DC cast billet is supplied in the homogenised condition with a high quality machined surface finish ready to forge.

All Magnesium Elektron’s cast billet forging feedstock is supplied to the highest possible aerospace cleanness standard. We ultra-sonically test our billet product to: AMS STD 2154C, AA CLASS, immersion

We can supply in customised cut sizes or via our standard size range:

Round cast billets: 200-330mm diameter, max lengths: 2,000mm

Extruded round bars: 10mm-200mm diameter, max lengths: 1500mm

Rectangular slab: 380 x 1000 x 4000mm

Slab and billet is with a fully machined surface; we are able to supply smaller sizes on request.

Alloys types:

Magnesium Elektron produces magnesium alloys that are specifically designed for forging:

  • ZK60A is the typical legacy magnesium forging alloy. Current and historic uses are in military rotor and aircraft while the largest volume application is forged magnesium wheels for motorsport. This high strength alloy has good corrosion resistance but requires a coating for all applications.
  • AZ80A is the strongest of the AZ alloy family, offering good strength at ambient or medium temperatures up to 120C (250f). It has good corrosion resistance and can be forged for good properties. Recent improvements on microstructure and cleanliness makes our AZ80 ideal for high-performance forging applications.
  • Elektron ZW3 is a good forging alloy similar to, but slightly weaker than, ZK60A. It offers improved corrosion performance over ZK60A.
  • Elektron 43 is one of Magnesium Elektron’s new rare-earth containing alloys that have excellent forgeability and high temperature strength.