Why magnesium alloy????

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why magnesium alloy????

leicaman wrote:

Magnisium is hard, light and cheap... it can be cast.

Aluminum must be machined and is heavier.

Titanium is the best, lighter and stronger but is hard to machine and hugely expensive.

A Titanium Leica M  body is $9000+

Aluminum most certainly can be cast.

A356, A350, and ADC12 are all cast aluminum alloys.

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