AM60A (AM60A-F, MgAl6Mn, M10600) Magnesium

AM60A magnesium is an alloy of magnesium. It is typically furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. AM60A is the ASTM designation for this material. MgAl6Mn is the EN chemical designation. And M10600 is the UNS number.

Material Properties

Base Metal Price20 % rel

Brinell Hardness62

Density1.8 g/cm3 (110 lb/ft3)

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus45 GPa (6.5 x 106 psi)

Elongation at Break8.8 %

Fatigue Strength (Endurance Limit)70 MPa (10 x 103 psi)

Melting Onset (Solidus)550 °C (1020 °F)

Modulus of Resilience (Unit Resilience)190 kJ/m3

Poisson's Ratio0.29

Specific Heat Capacity990 J/kg-K

Strength to Weight Ratio130 kN-m/kg

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)230 MPa (33 x 103 psi)

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)130 MPa (19 x 103 psi)

Thermal Conductivity62 W/m-K

Thermal Diffusivity35 m2/s

Thermal Expansion26 µm/m-K

Unit Rupture Work (Ultimate Resilience)17 MJ/m3

The length of each bar compares the given value to the highest value in the database.

Alloy Composition

Magnesium (Mg)91.8 to 94.4 %

Aluminum (Al)5.5 to 6.5 %

Manganese (Mn)0.13 to 0.6 %

Silicon (Si)0 to 0.5 %

Copper (Cu)0 to 0.35 %

Zinc (Zn)0 to 0.22 %

Nickel (Ni)0 to 0.030 %

Further Reading

ASTM B94: Standard Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Die Castings

Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials, Lloyd H. Hihara et al., 2014.

Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook vol. 2, ASM International, 1993