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On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Nes Abdulrahman will present the webinar, Magnesium Extrusions for Automotive Engineers. Read more and register»

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Prof. Mikhail Zheludkevich and Dr. Carsten Blawertwill will present the webinar, Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Structures. Read more and register»

IMA members also have access to past webinar recordings where you can find the March 9, 2017 webinar Environmental Benefits of Magnesium in Transport Applications, and the September 14, 2017 webinar Magnesium as an Engineering Material . Webinar Archive»

75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference

The World’s Leading Magnesium Conference Returns for its 75th Year!

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May 16-18, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

The IMA conference is the premier conference for all magnesium industry leaders, with unparalleled opportunities to connect and network with other IMA members, expand and strengthen skill sets via technical sessions, learn from the best of the best in the industry, and refresh your perspective and reinvigorate your business with new methodologies, tools, and partners.

Light Metal Age Magazine features IMA's European Union Magnesium Recycling Study

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Critical and Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective


On 26 September 2017, the second bi-annual event on Critical Raw Materials took place. The event, entitled: “Critical and Strategic Materials – A Global Perspective," gathered interested stakeholders, government representatives and EU officials to discuss the different perspectives and approaches to critical and strategic materials in the global context. The event featured two panels respectively dedicated to the European perspective and the international perspective towards critical and strategic materials.

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Priv. Doz. Dr. Jiehua Li Receives HZG Magnesium Research Award

HZG Mg Research Award

The Magnesium Research Award was presented to the recipient by the chairman of the Jury and Director of the Magensium Innovation Centre, Prof. Karl Ulrich Kainer (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht) at the 6th Int. Conference on Magnesium in Shenyang on 25th September 2017.

Credit: MRI Shenyang

In order to bring forward research in the field of Magnesium and its alloys, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) created the HZG Magnesium Research Award in 2007. The aim of the HZG Magnesium Research Award is to honor innovative work by an individual researcher in the area of the science and technology of magnesium alloys. The award is donated with 5,000 Euro and is attributed bi-annually.

Priv. Doz. Dr. Jiehua Li was nominated for the HZG Award for his landmark research in the field of “Atomic scale characterization of the solute clustering and precipitation during the early stage of magnesium alloys containing rare earth elements.”

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IMA Has A New LinkedIn Page

IMA has created a new LinkedIn page for you to connect with. From industry tips to industry news, we're sharing it all with you here.

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter (August/September)

The Japan Magnesium Association-

  1. L'Oreal - UNESCO Japanese woman scientist Encouragement Prize
  2. Fuji Light Metal - Location Agreement with Nagasu town on Magnesium Stent Clinical Equipments
  3. Shimadzu Corporation - Energy dispersive fluorescent X-ray analyzer released
  4. Yamaha Motor - Casting contract production expanding in 9 countries for Aluminum and Magnesium
  5. Magnesium-rich food, Risk reduction of myocardial infarction
  6. Maruyama Kogyo Co., Ltd - Released “Quena” using magnesium Alloy

Domestic Magnesium Market - July, 2017
(Source: July issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI – Compiled by the Japan Magnesium Association)

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The GALM Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies Europe Summit on
November 29-30, 2017
is Europe’s leading conference focusing specifically on joining, forming & manufacturing technology for lightweight vehicles.


The Whole Electric Vehicle Design & Battery System Integration Congress 2017 on December 6-7 will bring the latest case studies from the leading OEMs in order to benchmark their experience, build a robust supply chain and evaluate solutions for optimal integration of the battery pack, component parts, thermal management system, powertrain layout and electrical interactions within the vehicles.

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IMA & Industry Calendar

Magnesium Extrusions for Automotive Engineers
November 14, 2017

Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Structures
December 6, 2017

75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference
May 16-18, 2018

IMA Executive

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron

Anthony LoCoco
Chicago White
Metal Casting, Inc.

Vice Presidents
Nic Andrews

Cam Tissinton
US Magnesium LLC

Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association

Immediate Past President
Jan Guy

IMA Staff

Ralph Gervasi
Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 (847) 447-1702

Christian Payn
European Representative
343 Chemin de Durban
84190 Beaumes de Venise
Phone: +33 (0) 679914437

Jason Accord

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