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Jan Aalberts founded Mifa in 1975, forty years ago. Back then, aluminium precision extrusion was so little known within the market that Mifa almost went out of business a year later. However, as the saying goes, 'what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,' and that was certainly the case for Mifa. With the mentality ‘perform better every day,' Mifa grew step by step.

Mifa gave a special Masterclass for the engineers at Philips Innovation Services on the following topics:

• Precision extrusion
• Aluminium and magnesium alloys
• Surface treatment

Accelerate your innovation

Philips Innovation Services supports high-tech companies and research institutes in their innovations with a supply of advanced innovation services, expertise, and high-tech facilities for the entire innovation process. Philips Innovation Services develops new products for organizations including Philips, ASML, and Biocartis. 

Mifa’s precision extrusion facilities and expertise in the field of aluminium and magnesium offer Philips's engineers even more scope to support high-tech companies.

If you would like to learn more about precision extrusion in order to innovate and improve your product, a warm welcome awaits you at Mifa, or we can come to your location. You can register for the Mifa Masterclass by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling Rob van Oene on T: +31 (0)77-389 88 88.

 

Would you like more information on precision extrusion technology, various alloys, or specific surface treatments? We’re developing whitepapers which contain relevant information to help you make innovative improvements to your profile.

Check out our whitepapers.

Magnesium is the future! Especially now that Mifa has the in-house expertise to produce a wide range of magnesium components that are resistant to corrosion. This is a real breakthrough in a world where every gram counts, because magnesium is the lightest of all metals. Experience magnesium extrusion. Looking for magnesium components?

With our magnesium extrusion we even won the Materialica Design + Technology Gold Award with our technology!

The Mifa standard when it comes to magnesium extrusion

The level of precision we achieve during the aluminium and magnesium extrusion process means unprecedented possibilities and gives designers enormous freedom in design, without the restrictions of standard specifications. As a result of this it is possible to produce the best magnesium products. Out products are of the best quality, and  exceed the standard with regard to straightness, torsion, concentricity, parallelism, surface roughness and fit. Interested? Download the whitepaper about magnesium here.

Are you looking for lighter products and/or components for your machine?

Magnesium is a lightweight metal with very good material properties. It is 35% lighter than aluminium and 80% lighter than steel. The magnesium used by Mifa is also at least 20% stronger than the conventional aluminium used in construction, related to the specific mass of the materials.

AlloyRm
(Mpa)
Rp 0,2
(Mpa)
A50
(%)
Hardness
(HB)
Al
6063 – T6
215 170 6 70
6061 – T6 260 240 8 85
6082 – T6 310 260 8 90
Mg
AZ 31 - F
250 180 15 49
AZ 61 – F 310 228 16 60

 

PropertiesUnitMgAlTiSteel
Specific Mass kg/dm3 1,74 2,75 4,54 7,85
Thermal conductivity W/mK 155 247 22 50
Heat capacity kJ/kgK 1,038 0,905 0,47 9,71
Specific electrical resistance μΩcm 4,5 2,75 42 9,71
Coefficient of expansion 10^-6 1/K 26 23,5 8,7 12

A breakthrough recently took place in the field of magnesium extrusion following years of extensive R&D. Ultimately, it proved possible to extrude magnesium profiles with very tight dimension tolerances upwards of approx. 0.02 mm. Magnesium is therefore now also available as an extrusion material for various markets in which weight in combination with strength is of great importance. The freedom of design is just as great as with aluminium. Magnesium profiles can be used in areas including:

  • • Lightweight mobility products;
  • • The automotive, defence, and aerospace sectors;
  • • Machinery
  • • Sports bicycles.

Get in touch with us

We would very much like you to experience our precision when it comes to magnesium extrusion, so please contact us and the head office will ensure you that one of our Sales Engineers will call you back!

Experience it for yourself. Experience magnesium extrusion precision, experience the Mifa standard.

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