, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp 22–24 | Cite as

Expanding the extrusion limits of wrought magnesium alloys

  • Chris Davies
  • Matthew Barnett
Overview Magnesium


Consumption of wrought magnesium products was reduced by half between 1971 and the 1990s. To increase the use of wrought magnesium, several challenges must be overcome: its formability at room temperature is lower than steel or aluminum; its productivity is lower than steel or aluminum; and extruded magnesium exhibits a marked anisotropy of yield when comparing tension and compression. This article describes research on the rapid evaluation of the extrusion behavior of wrought magnesium alloys. The work aims to establish a methodology for rapid prototyping of alloys and to assess the effects of aluminum on the behavior of AZ-series magnesium alloys.


Magnesium Alloy Extrusion Ratio Magnesium Alloy Sheet Initial Billet Extrusion Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Davies
    • 1
  • Matthew Barnett
    • 2
  1. 1.the Cooperative Research Centre for Cast Metals Manufacturing and the School of Physics and Materials Engineering at Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.the School of Engineering and Technology at Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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