International Magnesium Information Bulletin-16

7 March 2023
  1. (2023.03.06-2023.03.12)
  2. Electric products
  3. 1. Pwnage launches Stormbreaker magnesium alloy wireless gaming mouse
  4. When you think of gaming mice, your mind probably goes to brands such as Logitech G or HyperX, am I right? That is totally understandable. However, there are many other companies manufacturing these types of mice nowadays. Case in point, today, Pwnage launches a gaming mouse called "Stormbreaker."
  5. What makes this mouse so special? Well, besides its beautiful magnesium alloy body, Stormbreaker features a 2,000Hz polling rate, 120 hour battery life, movable sensor, USB-C charging, and a unique pyramid USB receiver.
  6. Stormbreaker was designed, engineered, and created by gaming experts to provide players with the ultimate in performance, as every single feature built into the mouse is optimized for gaming. Its unique style and appearance is crafted with a high-grade magnesium alloy exoskeleton in an intricate yet ultra-durable Ergonomic shape design. Weighing only 53g with the lowest density and optimized strength to weight ratio, Stormbreaker is a true ultra-lightweight, with no compromising on size, shape, balance nor functions of the mouse,"
  8. Fig 1. Stormbreaker magnesium alloy wireless gaming mouse
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  10. 2.  Ultra-compact and fully-rugged Intel 12th generation-based high-performance tablet for use in the field and in the harshest environments
  11. Durabook is a core brand of Twinhead International Corporation, a company that made its first military-grade laptop over two decades ago and has plenty of experience with rugged systems both under its own name and as an OEM supplier. The Durabook brand got started in 2002, has long been among the leaders in rugged tablets, and has been making available a succession of durable, special-purpose tablet computers for a wide range of markets. Currently, their tablet portfolio consists of the ultra-rugged Durabook U11, the somewhat lighter and more compact R11, both offering spacious 11.6-inch displays, and then the recently introduced smaller R8 with an 8-inch screen. The R8 looks like a shrunken version of the R11, and it should be of interest for those who need something smaller and lighter in the field and on the job. In this review we're taking a detailed look at the handy new Durabook R8, which is among the first rugged tablets using Intel's "Alder Lake" 12th generation of Core processors.
  12. Below you can see the Durabook R8 from the top and all four sides. Borrowing design elements and its overall look from the company's larger R11, the new R8 is an undeniably elegant and attractive tablet with a glass front, a very solid black case, and nicely integrated protective rubber bumpers. The bezel area around the display is wide enough so you can hold the tablet without inadvertently issuing a touch command, and except for the slightly protruding rubber bumpers there is no border for fingers to bop into while operating the tablet. An internal magnesium alloy chassis means the tablet doesn't creak, flex, or twist at all, contributing to a gratifying feel of solidity and quality.
  14. Fig 2. Durabook R8
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  16. Automotive
  17. 3. The Remarkably Futuristic Tatra T77 From 1934
  18. The Tatra T77 is a relatively unknown vintage car today however its influence on automotive aerodynamics was gargantuan. It was the first production automobile with a streamlined, wind tunnel-tested body and it was so futuristic looking that science fiction director Maurice Elvey used one in his 1935 film Transatlantic Tunnel.
  19. So good was the aerodynamic design of the T77’s body that its automobile drag coefficient of 0.36 puts it alongside the Ferrari Testarossa and the Citroën DS – both of which have the same rating.
  20. The 1930s were a time when anything must have seemed possible, the world of automobiles and motorcycles were fast advancing, fixed wing aircraft designs were faster and more maneuverable from one year to the next, and the sky was a super highway for colossal hydrogen filled airships – the most famous of which were built by the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin company on the shores of Lake Constance in Germany.
  21. The T77 was constructed on an unusual platform-type chassis with a box-section steel backbone, the engine and transmission were placed in the rear which eliminated the need for a central tunnel and improved passenger space in the cabin.
  22. The final production car had a slew of features that were remarkably prescient including independent four wheel suspension, extensive use of lightweight alloys to reduce curb weight, and a V8 engine with magnesium alloy construction, hemispherical combustion chambers, and a dry sump.
  23. The Tatra V8 had a displacement of 3.0 liters and a modest output of 60 bhp to propel the 1,700 kg (3,700 lb) vehicle, despite this the T77 was capable of a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) – a remarkable feat for the era.
  25. Fig 3. Futuristic Tatra T77
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  27. 4. Introducing the DYU T1 electric bike: The innovative, stylish, and versatile E-bike for everyone
  28. DYU, a leading electric bike manufacturer, is proud to introduce its latest product, the DYU T1 Electric Bike. This e-bike is the perfect solution for those who are looking for a reliable, stylish, and eco-friendly mode of transportation.
  29. The DYU T1 Electric Bike boasts a 250W motor and 10Ah battery that can achieve a top speed of 15.5 mph and travel up to 30 miles on a single charge. The e-bike features three riding modes – pedal assist, throttle, or pure pedal – allowing riders to choose the mode that suits their preference.
  30. The e-bike is designed to be sleek, modern, lightweight, and foldable, featuring a magnesium alloy frame that weighs only 48 lbs. Its 3-stage folding mechanism allows it to be easily folded and stored in a car trunk or home. The step-through design, adjustable seat, and handlebar height make it suitable for riders of various shapes and sizes.