Exploiting low levels of rare earth addition in Mg extrusion alloys

M. R. Barnett, A. Beer, Dale Atwell, C. H.J. Davies, T. Abbott

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The present work examines the extrusion and mechanical properties of MExlOO alloys, which contain levels of rare earth alloying additions up to 0.4 wt%. It is shown that these alloys can display the high extrudability of alloy Ml with strengths nearing those of AZ31. Most importantly, the grades display high room temperature ductility; values of total tensile elongation as high as 30% have been observed. These benefits derive from a combination of grain refinement and texture weakening.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnesium Technology 2010 - Held During TMS 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventMagnesium Technology Symposium 2010 - Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 14 Feb 201018 Feb 2010


ConferenceMagnesium Technology Symposium 2010
CountryUnited States of America
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  • Alloys
  • Extrusion
  • Grain size
  • Magnesium

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