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IMA Webinar:
Magnesium Sheet Technology

Over the last ten years there has been a renewed interest in magnesium sheet for a wide range of technically advanced applications. This was initially driven by reduction in fuel consumption across the transportation sectors and is now lead by consumer electronic housings, electrification of vehicles to gain range, and space/military applications. The new manufacturing and alloy technologies being considered by these sectors are supported by a foundation of legacy applications in the industry that provide a commercial bedrock for the manufacture of the material. This webinar session will cover recent developments in the manufacturing technologies of magnesium sheet and the new alloys associated with them. It will also provide insight to the state of the art in commercial magnesium industry.

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 10:00-11:00 am USA, Central Daylight Time (GMT -5.00),
17:00 CEST, and 8:00 AM PDT
Cost: Complimentary

Speakers: Dr. Dietmar Letzig and Dr. Bruce Davis, PhD

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The Recording of IMA's April Webinar Global Magnesium Market Update with Focus on China-based Primary Production is Available

IMA is pleased to offer complimentary recordings of past webinar presentations including the April webinar Global Magnesium Market Update with Focus on China-based Primary Production.

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IMA Participates at Automotive Engineering Expo Congress 2019, June Nürnberg, Germany

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IMA at Automotive Engineering Expo

2019 IMA World Magnesium Conference Snapshots

Thank you to those who attended the 2019 IMA World Magnesium Conference in Budapest, Hungary. Plan to attend in 2020 for the 77th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, 13-15 May 2020. For more photos of the 2019 conference go to

2019 IMA Conference in Budapest

2019 IMA Conference in Budapest

2019 IMA Conference in Budapest

2019 IMA Conference in Budapest

Safe Magnesium Brochure Available

Safe Magnesium

The flammability of magnesium alloys, and associated fire hazards with its use, are often exaggerated.

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  • Non-Members $16.00 USD (includes shipping and handling)

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Magnesium Lightest Structural Metal

IMA Booklet Available

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) published Magnesium: The Lightest Structural Metal in December 2018. This booklet provides a concise summary of physical, chemical and mechanical properties of cast and wrought magnesium alloys for structural applications.

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Japan - Magnesium Newsletter April 2019

The Japan Magnesium Association-


  1. THINK vinc. released electrical generator for emergency “MGV”, usable in the room, for longest period ever.
  2. Is next Apple iPhone flip type? Patent documents are unveiled.
  3. Kobe Steel raised aluminum rolling price due to cost increase of auxiliary raw material and transportation
  4. Ishikawa Energy Research released long time flight surveying drone adopting magnesium alloy.
  5. Fujikura Composites started receiving reservation of home use magnesium air battery.
  6. Tohoku University developed prototype of “Oral clinical thermometer”, 24 hours health care by IT.

Domestic Magnesium Market (from February 2019)
(Source: February issue of Import/Export Statistics (customs clearance basis) of METI - Compiled by The Japan Magnesium Association)

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Discount for IMA Members!

Now in its 8th year, GALM Detroit is the world's leading automotive lightweighting conference providing design solutions, modelling, material strategies, joining processes, advanced structures & manufacturing innovation insights.

IMA members get a special 15% discount to this conference. Use code GALMUS19IMA here

May/June 2019

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Industry News

STIHL Magnesium Die Casting Expands its Production Logistics Facility

Environmental policy dominates magnesium outlook

With these Products Magnesium even wins Prizes

Call for papers: SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing

Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai use magnesium to create extremely light Vela chair

IMA & Industry Calendar

Webinar: Magnesium Sheet Technology
10:00 AM CDT USA
June 26, 2019

8th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials
Detroit Summit
Detroit, MI USA
August 20-22, 2019

77th Annual IMA
Magnesium Conference
Fukuoka, Japan
May 13-15, 2020

Special Thank you to our
2019 IMA World Magnesium Conference Sponsors

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IMA Executive Committee

Todd Olson
Twin City Die
Casting Company

Vice President/Treasurer
Nic Andrews

Vice President
Cam Tissinton
US Magnesium LLC

Vice President
Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association

Immediate Past President
Jan Guy

IMA Staff

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

Paul Uguccioni
Americas Representative

Christian Payn
European Representative

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

Events Manager
Amanda Beneke

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