Elektron®® 43 is a light, high strength wrought magnesium alloy for use at temperatures up to 250˚C. Designs in Elektron®® 43 can be 20% to 30% lighter than a corresponding aluminium design. Elektron®® 43 is available as rolled plate, forging feedstock and extruded bar, section and profile. Elektron®® 43 is an optimised wrought evolution of the original casting alloy, Elektron® WE43.
The properties of Elektron®® 43 mean it is well suited for use as feedstock material from which to machine high performance components, especially those associated with elevated temperature performance.
Elektron®® 43 has undergone extensive flammability testing by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The FAA have shown that the use of Elektron®® 43 in aircraft seat frames does not reduce the level of safety of the aircraft when compared to heavier aluminium seat components.
T5 properties for extruded Elektron® 43 aredependent upon extruded profile. Tensile strengthvalues up to 300 MPa 0.2% PS (43.5 ksi); 375 MPa UTS (54.4 ksi); and elongation of 11% have beendemonstrated.
Elektron® 43 rolled plate is available and has specification AMS 4371. Please see Magnesium Elektron® Datasheet 492.
Elektron® 43 is a high strength alloy that responds well to forging – please see Magnesium Elektron® information sheet, available on the website, for the forging of Elektron® 43.
Elektron® 43, like all magnesium alloys, machines faster than any other metal.
Corrosion rate < 30 mpy
Elektron® 43 can be anodised with treatments including: Keronite®, Tagnite® and MagOxid®, amongst others.
Conversion coatings that are Hexavalent chromium free are also available. These include:
Alodine® 160/161, Surtec® 650, Metalast® TCP-HF,
Oxsilan® MG 0611, Gardobond® X4729, and
MagPass®, amongst others.
Like all magnesium alloys, Elektron® 43 can be painted or coated using conventional techniques following pre-treatment.
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