Katariya Steel is a leading manufacturer, supplier, and distributor of magnesium alloy sheets and plates. Because of their low density, high specific strength and stiffness, good damping characteristics, and excellent processability, magnesium alloys are said to be the lightest metal structure. This alloy material is for engineering applications and has sparked the interest of manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, weapons, electronic, and other fields.
Magnesium alloys, in specific, have replaced steel, cast iron, and even aluminum. Magnesium is the lightest of all structural metals, aluminum being 1.5 times heavier, and steel being 4 times heavier. Magnesium can reduce vehicle weight, which significantly contributes to fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
Magnesium alloys are approximately 75% lighter than steel and 33% lighter than aluminum alloys, and their use as structural materials in automotive bodies is expected to reduce weight for improved fuel efficiency. However, due to the high processing costs associated with magnesium sheet metals' poor formability and low strength, almost no magnesium alloys are used in automotive bodies.