Luxfer MEL Technologies offer unique materials technology which enables lighter and stronger designs in safety-critical applications. From thermal barrier protection to lightweight structural materials; the aerospace industry has long recognized the benefits of our high-performance magnesium products.
The benefits of high-performance magnesium alloys include reducing weight in fuselage structures, interior appliances and aero engine frames. Highly machinable, versatile magnesium alloys are also used in manufacturing gearboxes, covers and components, helicopter transmissions, electronic housings, flight control systems and aircraft wheels, to maximise fuel efficiency and to take advantage of the durability of extruded magnesium.
For these and other applications in both commercial and military aircraft, demand is rising for advanced higher-performance, high-temperature Elektron magnesium alloys that are also corrosion-resistant and ignition-resistant.