There are many metals that can be used for die casting – these metals vary from zinc, tin, lead, copper, bronze, brass, silver and aluminum.
Aluminum is easier to use in die casting than most other metals – simply because it is easier to find and is available in cheaper rates. Examples of casted aluminum used in our daily lifestyles include pots and pans, skillets, baking pans and many other kitchen tools – these are created through the die casting method, will withstand high temperature and can be useful for many years to come. Aside from cookware, aluminum casting is also used for some outdoor furniture such as chairs, tables and gliders for the patio which are more lightweight and easier to maneuver around compared to iron furniture. Unknowingly, casted aluminum is also used for boats and ships, components like rods, pistons, radiator tanks and housings through mold casting and die casting methods. Gears like compressors may also be created through casting aluminum.
Among all other metals to cast, aluminum is the most cost-efficient. Compared to silver or copper, aluminum is way cheaper especially in bulk buys and is famous for its high durability throughout the casting process. Although it may not be as strong as casted iron, still, aluminum has proven itself to be useful for an efficient number of years. It’s low cost and the durability of aluminum has most manufacturers sold on die casting aluminum.
If the casting process to be used is die casting, aluminum is one of the most common metals recommended in the process. This is because the high cost of equipment matches the lower cost of aluminum and with the capabilities of die cast and aluminum’s features – the results end in a pretty high quality product. Die casting can create complex shapes and aluminum can resist corrosion, is durable, rust resistant, lightweight, weather resistant and can handle both cold and hot weathers without needing as much maintenance as other metals may need.
Advantages of Aluminum Die Casting
One of the most significant benefits of aluminum die casting is that it creates lighter parts—with more surface finishing options than other die cast alloys. Aluminum can also withstand the highest operating temperatures of all the die cast alloys. Moreover, cast aluminum is versatile, corrosion resistant; it retains high dimensional stability with thin walls and can be used in almost any industry.
Aluminum Die Casting Applications:
- Aluminum castings improve automotive fuel efficiency by contributing to weight saving requirements
- Aluminum is used in a broad range of networking and infrastructure equipment in the telecom and computing industries because RF filter boxes and housings require heat dissipation
- In handheld devices, aluminum castings provide EMI/RFI shielding, rigidity, and durability with minimal weight
- Because of aluminum’s excellent electrical performance and shielding properties, even in high-temperature environments, die cast aluminum is ideal for electronic connectors and housings
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