Magnesium thixomolding produces thinner, lighter and stronger parts than engineered plastics and die casting. This process also offers numerous cost advantages over other production methods. These advantages include higher product yield, increased die life, lower utility cost and consistency of process. Thixomolding machine has a structure similar to an injection molding machine for plastics.The chipped magnesium alloy in size around 4mm is used as the raw material .Thixomolding machine consists of a special shot system to get a high injection speed, and a barrel and screw in which alloy feed stock is heated to semi-solid or fully melting state by electric heaters.The magnesium alloy slurry in the barrel is injected into the mold just as the same manner as the injection molding of plastics.
Thixomolded product present the following advantages