Magnesium Processing

Equipment

The following processing techniques are available to the Magnesium Process Technology department:

Machine
Description
Dosing furnace
Rauch MDO 70, melting and dosing furnace
Melting furnace
0.05-100 kg
Vacuum furnace
ALD VIM6 II Mg, max. 30 kW
Ultrasound generator
Hielscher UIP1500; for particle dispersion and melt treatment
High Shear Rotor/Stator Mixer
ZYOMAX, for shearing of and particle dispersion in magnesium melt
Wire-drawing machine
Müller Engineering EZ6.01; Wire diameter: Ø6,0 - Ø2,0 mm;
Wire-drawing machine
Müller Engineering EZ2.01; Wire diameter: Ø2,0 - Ø0,2 mm
Alloy analysis
Spectrolab M, analysis of metallic materials via spark emission spectrum analysis, spectrophotrometry, wet-chemical analysis, X-rayfluorescence-analyser Bruker Explorer S4
Creep stands
ATS, creeping under tensile and compressive stress and temperature up to 600 °C
Dilatometer
Netzsch 402C, measurement of thermal expansion
DTA/TGA
Mettler Toledo, thermal analysis
Viscosymeter, Rheometer
Analysis of melt flow
Permanent mould direct chill casting equipment
Several shapes
Casting spirals, chills
Solidification analysis under different circumstances

Further manufacturing processes and the characterisation of materials are implemented together with other research groups at HZG, as well as in cooperation with research and industrial partners.