Behind The Scenes - Magnesium
When you use your hedge trimmer or chain saw for a sustained period of time, you'll soon notice that every gram counts.
Reducing tool weight is one of the cornerstones of our research and development activities to make using our products easier for you. Achieving weight reduction is done through one material in particular. Not only is it extremely light, is is also unrivalled in terms of strength: Magnesium.
In it's purest form, magnesium is around one-third lighter than aluminum. Furthermore, it can also be processed extremely accurately, meeting our precision standards.
At the STIHL plant in Prüm, we use a special die-case manufacturing method that allows us to produce any shape of magnesium alloy component imaginable, including large or particularly thin forms.
We mainly produce components to use in our gas engines, but also for complete guidances like what is used in our hedge trimmers.
This saves weight and material costs, and lightens that load for you!