CELO, global industrial fasteners and screw manufacturer
Industry is constantly searching for lighter solutions, being magnesium alloys one of the preferred materials in component design.
Most magnesium applications are developed for automotive, but also electronic equipment, household appliances and sportswear benefit from its features.
Magnesium is the ninth most abundant element in nature and the lightest structural metal (33% lighter than aluminum and 75% lighter than steel). Besides its light weight, strength and durability, it has excellent flow and it can be processed to die casting.
Its properties, however, make of magnesium a challenging material for joints, being REMFORM®'F’ thread forming screws the most cost efficient and reliable solution for the fastening of magnesium parts.
When designing joints in magnesium, engineers should take into consideration that, due to its limited shear strength, length of engagement should be around 2 - 2,5 times the screw diameter. Recommended hole design available at DESIGN GUIDELINES.
In order to avoid galvanic corrosion, the screws coating must be non-conductive, which includes the usage of insulating sealants.
Apart from the references available in stock, we produce REMFORM® II F™ customised screws to suit your exact requirements.
We are ready to listen to you and provide support on your magnesium projects, just contact our applications engineers!