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Magnesium Process and Alloy Development for Applications in the Automotive Industry

  • David KlaumünzerEmail author
  • Jose Victoria Hernandez
  • Sangbong Yi
  • Dietmar Letzig
  • Sang-hyun Kim
  • Jae Joong Kim
  • Min Hong Seo
  • Kanghwan Ahn
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)

Abstract

While cast magnesium components have been extensively used in the automotive industry, only niche applications are known to exist for magnesium sheets to this date. This is believed to originate from limitations in the material property spectrum covered by existing alloys. By utilising the twin-roll casting technique, novel Mg–Zn–Ca–Zr (ZXK) alloy sheets can be developed with improved formability as a result of a texture weakening effect. More importantly, it can be shown that these new alloy sheets can be processed at industrial scale. Based on the magnesium-specific design of a Volkswagen Passat decklid, the advantages of these new highly formable sheets in an automotive production environment can be evaluated.

Keywords

Magnesium sheets High formability Applications Cost reduction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Klaumünzer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jose Victoria Hernandez
    • 2
  • Sangbong Yi
    • 2
  • Dietmar Letzig
    • 2
  • Sang-hyun Kim
    • 3
  • Jae Joong Kim
    • 3
  • Min Hong Seo
    • 4
  • Kanghwan Ahn
    • 4
  1. 1.Volkswagen AG, Group ResearchWolfsburgGermany
  2. 2.Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Magnesium Innovation CentreGeesthachtGermany
  3. 3.POSCO, PosMAFSuncheonSouth Korea
  4. 4.POSCO, POSCO Global R&D CentreIncheonSouth Korea

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