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1.1 This specification covers magnesium-alloy die castings. Current alloy compositions are specified under the designations shown in Table 1.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are standard. The SI values in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B93/B93M Specification for Magnesium Alloys in Ingot Form for Sand Castings, Permanent Mold Castings, and Die Castings
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B951 Practice for Codification of Unalloyed Magnesium and Magnesium-Alloys, Cast and Wrought
B953 Practice for Sampling Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys for Spectrochemical Analysis
B954 Test Method for Analysis of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys by Atomic Emission Spectrometry
E23 Test Methods for Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition
E505 Reference Radiographs for Inspection of Aluminum and Magnesium Die Castings
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
Federal StandardsFED-STD-123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) SAE AMS-STD-184 Identification Marking of Aluminum, Magnesium and Titanium
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
American Die Casting Institute“E” Seri
ICS Number Code 77.150.20 (Magnesium products)