Superior protection for magnesium components

Ideal for magnesium alloys, Magnadize® is a proprietary coating that uses supplementary polymers or dry film lubricants for wear protection and outgassing prevention. The coating provides various degrees of corrosion resistance, lubricity and friction for both the application and magnesium alloy being used.

Magnadize surpasses all other current methods of magnesium treatment for the prevention of oxidation and galling. The coefficient of friction typically ranges from 0.12 to 0.15.

Technical advantages

Magnadize magnesium anodizing

Magnadize is a better option than other common industry coatings such as magnesium anodizing or HAE anodizing.

  • Operating temperatures from -100°F (-73°C) to 550°F (288°C)
  • Thicknesses from 0.0002 to 0.0030 inches
  • Meets Mil-M-45202 and AMS-2476 requirements
  • Increased surface hardnesses up to Rc 58 to 60.  Additional dry films can be used for longer wear life
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Abrasion and galling prevention
  • Permanent lubricity and excellent release properties
  • Release properties
  • Salt spray resistance up to 1,000 hours
  • Surface growth up to 70% of total thickness
  • High dielectric strength
  • A moisture seal
  • Sealed Magnadize prevents outgassing in vacuum applications
  • COF typically 0.12 to 0.15; with supplementary dry lubricants or polymers, it can be as low as 0.04


Type Wear Corrosion Lubricity Anti-Stick Temperature USDA and FDA
Magnadize NO
Ratings are meant for reference only. For specific application recommendations contact the General Magnaplate technical staff.

Ideal applications

  • Frames
  • Housings
  • Gearboxes
  • Wheels
  • Compressor components
  • Gear splines
  • Sliding vanes
  • Air operated tools
  • Castings
  • Parts with weight or inertia constraints

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