Thanks to its properties, the element is used in manufacturing. Alloyed with other metals, it can be used on car tires, making them stronger. Magnesium carbonate is utilized in heavy duty insulation. It is applied in boilers, ships and ovens. It is also required in furnace linings and metal and glass production.
Properly alloyed, the element can be used in computers. Manufacturers use magnesium oxide in steel production. Aircraft and missiles use this element during their construction.