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Benefits of Fastening with Magnesium

Benefits of Fastening with Magnesium

I understand you’ve settled on using aluminum with your fastening application. But all I have is one question before you move forward: Have you considered magnesium as an alternative?

If you haven’t, you might not be aware of the benefits you’re missing out on.

One of the biggest advantages of fastening with magnesium is the reduced weight, as magnesium is approximately 30 to 35 percent lighter than aluminum.

Magnesium also boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all common structural metals. For example, consider the wall thickness of 1.5mm magnesium versus 3mm aluminum.

Closer tolerances are also possible with the use of magnesium. Thixomolding, the process of heating magnesium into the barrel of a press, comes to mind as one of the chief possibilities.

In terms of production die life, magnesium also lasts longer than aluminum. There are numerous performance benefits from using magnesium, including better rigidity.

There are a number of items in which fastening with magnesium can be used. All you have to do is look around the house, in some cases. Electronics, powers tools (drills, saws, nailers, etc.), lawn and garden equipment, sports and leisure equipment and automotive parts are among the list of items.

Bolts and nuts, machine screws and thread-cutting screws are just a few options at your disposal in terms of fastening with magnesium, so your choices will not be limited.

Not quite sold on the idea of fastening with magnesium? Not a problem. Contact Bossard at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com and we will put you in contact with someone who can answer all questions you might have. Once you’ve started using magnesium with your fastening applications, aluminum will feel like a distant memory.


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September 18, 2015

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