[–] sosat_menya_reddit 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Does this stuff burn as hot as regular magnesium?

[–] viperguy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

yes. If exceed safety temp of 1200.

These military materials are the only magnesium alloys on the market that will FIRST melt, instead of burning, under a 1,200° F (650° C) flame. But if it flashes, will burn like magnesium.

It will never be used in kitchens or vehicles. It is for bicycle frames.

It might get safety exemptions for mil-spec casings avoiding steel meant for commerce.

The NeXT Dimension (a 20,000 dollar computer, if fully equipped, by Steve Jobs) was 100% pressed pure MAGNESIUM and sold primarily to 15,000 foot altitude air pressure environments, and normal air pressure too for CIA and NSA clients : PURE MAGNESIUM LARGE 305 mm CASE : coated with anti-spark paint : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXT_Computer

It could take a 350 pound center load on top of computer and not sag or crack.

[–] ZeroAlex 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The Russians tried making an IFV out of magnesium. It cooked the crew and passengers when stricken.

[–] belrial 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They forgot “more likely to corrode than virtually anything else.”

[–] protocolofzion 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Where can I find that info? According to the article:

they're all highly resistant to corrosion, fatigue and wear, with excellent hardness and electrical insulation properties, according to the manufacturer.

[–] belrial 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 


This is called the galvanic series. The higher the metal on this chart, the more anodic, and the higher its propensity for corrosion. Galvanic corrosion occurs when any two dissimilar metals come into contact in the presence of an electrolyte. In a lot of cases dissimilarities in the metal itself can set up galvanic cells. Finest example of this is pitting corrosion on 7076-T6 aluminum that has not been otherwise treated or coated to prevent corrosion.

If you were to place gold foil on an aluminum block you could almost watch the corrosion occur in real time. When used in aircraft, Magnesium is usually carefully maintained and its coating is inspected regularly to prevent that forsaken metal from corroding.


[–] Super_Cooper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So you just make sure you have a good coating and you're good to go.

[–] belrial 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And inspect on a Very regular basis. Because coatings never get compromised once applied right?