Magnesium Casting Metals

Magnesium is strong, rigid, fully recyclable, and is the ideal alloy for saving weight when you don’t want to sacrifice durability.

Looking for lightweight die castings? Talk to our engineering team about utilizing magnesium. 

Advantages of Magnesium Die Castings

There are many benefits to casting with magnesium. Not only is magnesium the lightest of all the structured materials but it has excellent stiffness and strength-to-weight ratios. Additionally, it has outstanding EMI and RFI shielding properties, perfect for connectors and electrical housings. It is also utilized for medical and laboratory equipment to provide protection against other interfering signals in a hospital room.

Did you know, magnesium is very cost-effective compared with many engineered thermoplastic materials? 

Other benefits of magnesium die castings include:

  • High conductivity; electrical, and thermal
  • Withstands high operating temperatures
  • High dimensional accuracy and stability
  • Exceptional thin wall capability
  • Good environmental corrosion resistance
  • Good finishing characteristics
  • Full recyclability

Dynacast Magnesium Alloys

Magnesium Die Casting Applications

Almost as light-weight as plastic, magnesium has the advantage of greater strength and rigidity along with inherent EMI/RFI shielding, durability, heat-dissipation, and full recyclability.

Check out these photos to see how our customers are utilizing magnesium. 

Material Alloy Elongation   Tensile Strength   Yield Strength (0.2%)   Impact Strength   Shear Strength   Hardness   Process
% in 50mm
PSI x 103
PSI x 103
ft lb
PSI x 103
Brinell (HB)

** For comparison only.


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Last updated 08.17.2023