Luxfer’s Elektron® 43 Alloy: A Game-Changer in Magnesium Applications
Luxfer MEL Technologies has developed a range of unique magnesium alloys that further enhance the benefits of magnesium materials. The Elektron® 43 alloy is a lightweight, high-strength wrought magnesium alloy designed for use at temperatures up to 250˚C. Designs incorporating Elektron® 43 can achieve a 20% to 30% weight reduction compared to a corresponding aluminum design.
Elektron® 43 is available in various forms, including rolled plate, forging feedstock, and extruded bar, section, and profile. This alloy represents an optimised wrought evolution of the original casting alloy, Elektron® WE43.
The properties of Elektron® 43 make it well-suited for use as feedstock material for machining high-performance components, particularly those associated with elevated temperature performance.