Magnesium Aerospace Alloys

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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 aerospace alloys products.

The benefits of high-performance magnesium aerospace 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.

Engines

Luxfer MEL Technologies alloys are used on many aircraft engines from producers such as GE, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney. Our Elektron® 21, and Elektron® WE43, alloys are found in transmissions and structures on jet engines.
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Drive Train

Elektron® 21 alloys are the materials of choice for transmission housings of many commercial and military helicopters, including models made by Boeing, Sikorsky, Bell, MD Helicopters, Airbus and Leonardo.
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Ceramics

Luxfer MEL Technologies zirconium oxides provide customers with high levels of purity and consistent properties to meet the most demanding of needs in ceramic applications.
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Machining Magnesium

Magnesium is the lightest structural metal and exhibits excellent machinability.

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