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2020 IMA World Magnesium Conference

Registration Suspended for
2020 IMA World Magnesium Conference

The International Magnesium Association has suspended registration for the 77th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, due to the Worldwide impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Regular updates are provided on the IMA website.

Conference Updates

NEW! IMA's Magnesium Automotive Applications Demonstrator

IMA's new automotive demonstrator provides an interactive tool for visualizing magnesium parts used in serial production. As automakers strive to improve fuel efficiency and improve performance by reducing overall vehicle weight, the use of lightweight magnesium parts in vehicles is increasing. Currently, models in production use between 5kg and 30kg in magnesium parts. Given that magnesium is 33% lighter than aluminum and 75% lighter than steel, there is significantly more potential for lightweight magnesium applications across a broad range of product types.

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3D Demonstrator

IMA Participates at WerkstoffPlus 2020

IMA at WerkstoffPlus 2020
(l to r) David Klaumuenzer/VOLKSWAGEN Group and Martin Tauber/IMA

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) exhibited at the WerkstoffPlus Auto Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition there were 3 magnesium presentations from IMA members: Prof. Karl Kainer/HELMHOLTZ; Hartmut Fischer/STIHL MAGNESIUM; and David Klaumuenzer/VOLKSWAGEN Group.

Read the Full Report (PDF)

Magnesium Risk Assessment from DERA


The study "Magnesium Risk Assessment" from German Raw Material Agency (DERA) is now available in paper copy. IMA has contributed to the raw material assessment from DERA, which was already published online. Now you can order paper copies directly from DERA.

The study is currently only available in German, with an English abstract.

Download Study (PDF)

IMA Safe Magnesium Incident Reporting

The IMA Safety Committee would like to introduce you to a new IMA initiative designed to promote magnesium safety within the industry by providing critical safety information for use by our members and visitors alike. A “new” confidential Incident Reporting System has just been added where the user can share incidents or near miss occurrences (fires, explosions, etc.) with other users.

Find Out More

Safe Magnesium Brochure Available

Safe Magnesium

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

Purchase a package of 25 brochures.


  • Members $8.00 USD (includes shipping and handling)
  • Non-Members $16.00 USD (includes shipping and handling)

Click Here to Purchase

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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The Crucible

The Crucible

The Crucible

The magazine of the Minor Metals Trade Association.

In this issue:

  • News in Brief
  • American Committee Update
  • Titanium parts using additive technologies
  • Argus Media: Rare Earth Market Update
  • Roskill: Minor Metals in Focus: Rhenium
  • View from North Americal

The Crucible

February 2020

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Magnesium News

Ducati breaks new ground
in the history of mean
machines with the
Superleggera V4

The new BMW 740Le xDrive
delivers luxury and power

Comparison of High-Temperature
Compression and Compression-
Compression Fatigue Behavior
of Magnesium Alloys
DieMag422 and AE42

China's annual aluminum output
slips for first time in decade

IMA & Industry Calendar

Future of Transport Conference
March 3, 2020

Hannover Messe - Offnungszeiten
Hannover, Germany
April 20-24, 2020

AZL Open Day -
Lightweight in Aachen 2020
Aachen, Germany
April 29, 2020

Hannover, Germany
June 23-24, 2020

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

Lee Helgen
Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 651.203.7254

Paul Uguccioni
Americas Representative

Jason Accord

Sue Peterson

Events Manager
Amanda Beneke

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