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Aluminum Castings - Applications and Advantages

Custom Aluminum Castings

Custom aluminum castings can be produced through a sandcasting process that utilizes olivine sand as the molding medium. After the sand is rammed around the pattern, the mold is separated, the pattern removed and the mold is then closed. Molten aluminum is poured into the mold cavity. The aluminum solidifies and the casting is removed. Fins, burrs and parting lines are removed by belting/grinding or tooling.

Industrial Applications:

Prototypes and production runs on castings up to 120 lbs. are made.

The modern casting shop provides engineering and design assistance on components and patterns. Among the features of the process are metals of differing alloys, filtration of metal through fiberglass or mica screens during pouring, and cleanup of castings.

Alloys Used:

Tensile strengths, depending on the alloy, vary from 24,000 to 54,000 psi and yield strengths to 45,000 psi.

The advantages of aluminum alloy sand castings include:

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