Magnesium and its alloys are being investigated widely for applications that require extraordinarily high strength-to-weight ratio, vibration damping, electromagnetic shielding, reduction in carbon footprint, sustainability improvements, and low toxicity. In the past decade or so, this drive has led to increased adoption of magnesium and its alloys in everyday products and it is no longer regarded as an esoteric material. The overarching goal of its widespread adoption and replacement of conventional materials such as steel and aluminum alloys has been restricted due to the cost of the material, limited sources of primary material, alloying constraints, high chemical reactivity, and challenges associated with its plasticity. Researchers/scientists, engineers, and economists from industry, government agencies/laboratories, and academic institutions alike are actively developing roadmaps for next-generation products and addressing these challenges as quickly as possible through unique and innovative methods. The TMS Magnesium Committee has been actively involved in providing a platform to these entities for disseminating the latest information, developments, and cutting-edge research and development, and showcasing the latest trends related to magnesium and its alloys through the Magnesium Technology Symposium, which takes place every year at the annual TMS conference. This proceedings edition/volume retains the essence of this long-standing tradition. The 20th volume, Magnesium Technology 2019, is the proceedings of the Magnesium Technology Symposium held during the 148th TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, March 10–14, 2019. This proceeding captures commentaries and papers from 16 different nations who presented their work; the papers have been categorized systematically, based on topics pertaining to casting and solidification, thermomechanical processing, deformation mechanisms, modeling, corrosion, recycling, and applications.
Published: July 20, 2021
Joshi V.V., J. Jordon, D. Orlov, and N.R. Nealameggham. 2019.Magnesium Technology 2019. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.PNNL-SA-141723.doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05789-3