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The 2017 World Magnesium Conference will be held May 21-23, 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

This is the premier international magnesium industry conference highlighting technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the global marketplace. Read more...

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Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

IMA Promotes Magnesium at GALM Conference in Birmingham UK

By Ken White

This was one of the series of Conferences/Exhibitions run by GALM (GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS) and held in Birmingham UK.  This conference focused on joining, forming, and manufacturing. IMA is fortunate enough to exhibit at the conference through a cooperative agreement with GALM organizers which is intended to promote each other’s organizations. In 2016, IMA exhibited at GALM events in London, Detroit, Shanghai and Birmingham.  Similar events are scheduled for 2017 as IMA continues to promote the use of Magnesium and the raise awareness of IMA.

In Birmingham, 20 papers were presented over two days. In total 130 delegates attended the conference, mostly from OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers, including, Bentley, BMW, Ford, Constellium Foxconn, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Magna, Maserati, Nissan, Shiloh, Tata Motors, Toyota, and Volvo.

The IMA booth was manned by Chun Jung Chang of Foxconn and Ken White. Examples of die cast and sand cast magnesium alloys were on display together with IMA literature. There was significant interest in the Magnesium Showcase reprints covering existing Magnesium auto applications, the Georg Fischer presentation, and the 2017 IMA World Magnesium Conference in Singapore.



Martin Tauber gives presentation at the 24th International Al Recycle Aluminum Conference

IMA Member Dr. Ing. Martin Tauber gave a presentation entiltled, The Role of Magnesium and Other Alloying Elements in Aluminum Alloy Production and Recycling, at the Metal Bulletin’s 24th Internatonal Al Recycled Alumnium Conference in Slovakia, 21-23 November 2016.

Nominations Invited for the Automotive Industry's Only Award Dedicated to Vehicle Lightweighting


For the 5th consecutive year, Altair and CAR have opened nominations for the Altair Enlighten Award, to highlight achievements and innovations in automotive lightweighting from across the world. Awards will be presented at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars, MI, US - July 31, 2017.

Acknowledgements of the Enlighten Award will be made in two categories: full vehicle and module. The full vehicle award is given for exceptional achievement in the lightweighting of an entire vehicle, with previous winners including General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover. The module award is given for lightweighting of a subsystem or component, or for the development of technology that enables innovation, such as a lightweight material or a new joining technology. The category is ideal for suppliers and has previously been awarded to BASF and ContiTech.

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World Magnesium Conference
May 21-23, 2017

Executive Committee

Jan Guy

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron

Anthony LoCoco
Chicago White
Metal Casting, Inc.

1st Vice President
Todd Olson
Twin City Die Casting Co.

Vice Presidents
Nic Andrews

David Rix
Magnesium Elektron

Cam Tissinton
US Magnesium LLC

Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association

Immediate Past President
Karl Kainer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht


Ralph Gervasi
Executive Vice President
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