Magnesium Alloys for Aerospace

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Luxfer MEL Technologies provide unique materials technology enabling lighter and stronger designs for magnesium alloys in aerospace, 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 alloy products.

The benefits of high-performance aerospace 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, additionally to take advantage of extruded magnesium durability.

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 aircraft engines from producers, for example  GE, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney. Our Elektron® 21, and Elektron® WE43, alloys are also 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 also Leonardo.
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Extrudued Magnesium Alloys

Luxfer MEL Technologies unique range of lightweight extruded magnesium alloys enable; lighter, stronger, safer in addition to higher performance designs.
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Forged Magnesium Alloys

Luxfer MEL Technologies unique range of forged magnesium alloys enable; lighter, stronger, safer and higher performance designs.
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Machining Magnesium

Magnesium is the lightest structural metal and exhibits excellent machinability.

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