AM60B (AM60B-F, M10602) Magnesium

AM60B magnesium is an alloy of magnesium. It is typically furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. AM60B is the ASTM designation for this material. M10602 is the UNS number.

Material Properties

Base Metal Price20 % rel

Brinell Hardness62

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

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus47 GPa (6.8 x 106 psi)

Elongation at Break11 %

Melting Onset (Solidus)540 °C (1000 °F)

Modulus of Resilience (Unit Resilience)180 kJ/m3

Poisson's Ratio0.29

Specific Heat Capacity1000 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 Expansion25 µm/m-K

Unit Rupture Work (Ultimate Resilience)22 MJ/m3

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

Alloy Composition

Magnesium (Mg)92.6 to 94.3 %

Aluminum (Al)5.5 to 6.5 %

Manganese (Mn)0.24 to 0.6 %

Zinc (Zn)0 to 0.22 %

Silicon (Si)0 to 0.1 %

Copper (Cu)0 to 0.010 %

Iron (Fe)0 to 0.0050 %

Nickel (Ni)0 to 0.0020 %

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.