Magnesium Die Casting – The Future of Manufacturing. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, research to improve production has always been ongoing. Technology has always been on the rise, so developments for production to keep up with technology’s demands are required.
One of the developments in production is magnesium die casting. Compared to other processes which have been in place since the advent of manufacturing, this is still very young and raw. There are so many things which can be improved upon.
As it stands right now, die casting allows production lines to operate with high efficiency due to consistency in the parts being produced and speed in the actual production. Using magnesium as an alloy also allows the die cast parts to be at its least weight possible, as magnesium is the lightest alloy commonly used for this process. It is also the easiest alloy to further machine for finer details.
One of the past issues of this process is the reusability of magnesium, which is a limited resource as all others are. However, recent research has refined the recycling process to keep magnesium pure and usable for future production. It would be safe to assume that all other issues would be answered in the near future.
Magnesium diecasting is still young, yet it contributes so much already. More research and development for this process would only do good for both the manufacturing industry and its customers.