Summary: Aluminum die castings are corrosion resistant, highly conductive, with good stiffness and strength to weight ratio.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ALUMINUM DIE CASTING?
Aluminum is the most abundant and natural metal in the earth's crust and an essential element in modern life.Aluminum die casting alloy is an excellent die casting alloy with light weight, good corrosion resistance, good mechanical properties, good thermal and electrical conductivity.
The aluminum die casting process is based on rapid production that allows a high volume of die casting parts to be produced very quickly and more cost-effectively than alternative casting processes.
Characteristics and Advantages of Aluminum Die Castings include:
lWeight-Aluminum is a very light material compared to others like steel, iron, copper or zinc.
lStrength-Aluminum does not have a high tensile strength by itself but it can be easily alloyed with other materials such as Silicon or Copper (among others) to increase this property
lProcessing-Almost all methods can be used with aluminum (machining, welding, forming, extruding) and most times it is easier to process than other metals.
lConductivity-Due to its light weight, aluminum has a thermal conductivity three times higher than steel which makes it a great heat ex-changer.
lCorrosion Resistance-Aluminum naturally protects itself by forming a layer of oxide in its surface when in contact with the atmosphere that prevents further corrosion.
lEnvironmentally Friendy-Almost all methods can be used with aluminum (machining, welding, forming, extruding) and most times it is easier to process than other metals.