Wrought Magnesium alloys, are potential metals to be progressively introduced into structural components in many areas, especially in transportation and electronic industries due to their outstanding specific mechanical properties. Nevertheless, the extensive use of these structural materials is hindered due to some properties, like mechanical anisotropy, relatively low absolute strength values and limited ductility.
The properties of such structural parts are dependent on the evolved microstructure from the process. A better understanding is required for outlining the needs in microstructure and texture development for designing suitable properties of magnesium sheets. A combination of new technologies and innovative alloys could help to alleviate the strong textures formed in semi-finished magnesium products.
The presentation will give a general overview on the special needs of the development of magnesium sheets and a process-specific alloy design. Further, the research activities at the Magnesium Innovation Centre-MagIC will be presented with respect to the above mentioned aspects.