The 2017 International Minor Metals Conference is slated for April 24-26 at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
(A common definition of ‘minor metals,’ including magnesium, is those metals whose global production is relatively smaller than ‘base metals,’ and are predominantly extracted as by-products of base metals (more common and inexpensive metals like iron, nickel, lead and zinc). Another characterization is that minor metals have relatively fewer end uses than base metals and are more difficult to extract from their naturally occurring host minerals than base metals.)
Strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant and highly recyclable magnesium is used in applications including the automotive (body parts and components, and especially, magnesium wheels for cars and motorcycles) and aerospace sectors. Over half of all magnesium is used in alloys with aluminum.
The three-day Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) conference will feature networking receptions, promotional and sponsorship opportunities, and a series of programs by industry speakers on topics including “Developments in aero-engines and material choice,” “An update on specialty and stainless markets,” and “Future applications for minor metals.”
For more information and registration details visit https://mmta.co.uk/event/mmta_conference_2017/.
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