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Magnesium CNC Machining

Magnesium, a typical product for die casting, is progressively prominent for CNC machining because it is lightweight and very machinable in regard to feed rates.

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Magnesium CNC Machining

Magnesium, a usual material for die casting, is increasingly popular for CNC machining because it is lightweight and extremely machinable in regards to feed prices. Machined magnesium also generates exceptional surface area finishes due to shorter chips being produced throughout the machining process.

Magnesium Subtypes

Subtypes Tensile Strength Elongation at Break Hardness Density
AZ31B Magnesium 29,000 PSI 15% Brinell 49 1.77 Learn More

Magnesium CNC Machining Surface Finishes

Magnesium CNC Machining Gallery

Cost-saving Design Tips

To reduce costs, limit the number of part setups, inspection dimensions or tight tolerances, and deep pockets with small radii.


Aerospace, automotive, and medical equipment industries frequently use magnesium components.

Yes, magnesium is flammable, and machining should be done with proper safety measures.

Yes, surface treatments like anodizing and chromate conversion coatings can enhance corrosion resistance.

Yes, magnesium’s low density makes it ideal for weight-sensitive applications.

Magnesium can be prone to corrosion and requires specialized machining techniques.

Designers should consider material selection, corrosion resistance, and fire safety when working with magnesium.

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