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Table 2

Commercial Mg-based alloys with specific property characteristics.

Alloy Characteristics and area of applications
AM20 Good impact strength with appreciable ductility
AM50 Good alloys for high-pressure die castings
AS41 Great creep resistance up to operating temperatures of 150 °C
AS21, AE42
AZ31 Easy to weld, intermediate strength alloy and excellent plasticity
AZ61 Alloy with outstanding strength, easy weldability
AZ63 Exceptional ductility at room temperatures, toughness and strength
AZ81 Castings that are both strong and leak-proof for pressure die casting
AZ91 Great alloy for sand and die castings
EZ33 Good castability, easy to weld and creep resistance up to 250 °C
HK31 Sand castings, easy to weld and good creep resistant to 350 °C
QE22 Easy to weld with high proof stress to 250 °C
QH21 Easy to weld with good proof stress to 300 °C and creep resistance
WE43 Easy to weld and great resistance to corrosion
WE54 Elevated and ambient temperature strengths
ZC63 Pressure-tight castings, good relatively high temperature strength and easy to weld
ZE41 Great sand-casting behaviour, good ambient temperature strength and ductility
ZK51, Z61

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