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What is the naming method for Magnesium Alloys?

What is the naming method for Magnesium Alloys?

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Hi, I'm working on a project where we need to find a specific type of Magnesium Alloy. I'd like to find an alloy with a reduced grain-size. Usually this is done through Severe Plastic Deformation. So I know that in the name AZ31, for instance, the A and Z refer to alloying metals Aluminum and Zinc and the 31 is the wrought/forging proof. So how can I designate an alloy of AZ31 that has been prepared using Multi-Directional Forging (MDF)?

RE: What is the naming method for Magnesium Alloys?

The ASTM designation system is different than the old DIN system where 31 indicates a strength (proof) level. The 3 means 3% Aluminum and 1 means 1% Zinc in the composition. Here is a link for more information:

http://www.keytometals.com/page.aspx?ID=CheckArtic...

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