CAPABILITIES

MAGNESIUM DIE CASTING

From concept to completion, Pace Industries, a magnesium die casting company, works with customers to introduce the distinctive benefits of magnesium die casting. Whether it is prototypes, tooling or a long-term production relationship, we have the knowledge and expertise to deliver the advantages of magnesium die casting.

ADVANTAGES OF MAGNESIUM DIE CASTING

Magnesium is the lightest of all structural metals and is used extensively in applications demanding high performance characteristics.

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Lightweight

Lightest of all structural metals 75% lighter than steel and 33% lighter than aluminum.

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Highest Strength-to-Weight Ratio

Magnesium parts can be cast to net shape can also be used in high temperature applications.
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Abundant Material Supply

Magnesium is produced from sea water, brines and magnesium-bearing minerals.
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100% Recyclable

Once a magnesium die cast tool or part reaches the end of its life, it can easily be recycled to serve another purpose, saving on costs and environmental impact.
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Very Good Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio

The weight of magnesium is nearly equal to many plastics and offers several distinct advantages over plastic, including superior stiffness and wear resistance.

OUR PROCESS

DISTINGUISH PORTABLE AND DURABLE PRODUCTS

A perfect combination of light weight, rigidity and resistance to wear for diverse die cast part applications. Magnesium offers endless benefits and opportunities. Other advantages of magnesium include:

• Outstanding Dimensional Control
• Ultra-Thin Wall Design Options
• Excellent Vibration Dampening and Shock Absorption
• EMI/RFI Shielding
• Long Tooling Life to Lower Total Production Cost
• Abundant Finishing Options
• Withstands Higher Operating Temperatures
• Good Environmental Corrosion Resistance

MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

OFFERINGS

Magnesium alloys are noted for low weight, high strength to weight ratio, exceptional damping capacity and ease of machining. Magnesium die casting temperatures are about the same as aluminum and both hot chamber and cold chamber die casting machines are used to produce castings.

VIEW MAGNESIUM ALLOY PROPERTIES

AZ91D

AZ91D is the most commonly used magnesium die cast alloy that has an outstanding combination of mechanical properties, castability, and corrosion resistance.

AZ91HP

This alloy has been specifically developed for corrosive environments, and has lower levels of nickel, iron, copper and silicon than AZ91D.

AM60B

This magnesium alloy has excellent energy absorption characteristics along with excellent ductility. AM50B also has slightly higher strength that AM50A, but with otherwise similar properties

ALUMINUM DIE CASTING

Creates very lightweight parts without sacrificing strength and offers a greater range of surface finishing options.

ZINC DIE CASTING

Offers a unique advantage in many applications such as combination of strength, ductility, impact strength, finishing characteristics and more.