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Alloy Castings | Which Metal Alloys Can Be Used for Cast Parts?

what are the best materials for metal castings

When it comes to metal parts, only a few types of components compare to castings. Castings can be produced with fine detail, thin walls, excellent “as-cast” surface finish, shape into external or internal features, and near-net shapes. Furthermore, cast parts allow customers to money thanks to the minimal use of material, machining, and labor. While the question of whether or not to use castings is easy, it may be difficult to decide on which metal alloy to use for your cast parts. To help you out, we listed out a few of the best materials for alloy castings.

5 Best Materials for Alloy Castings

Casting is a suitable type of metal component for a wide variety of alloys. Here are a few of the best ones:

Aluminum Alloys: The benefits of aluminum castings vary depending on which specific aluminum alloy is used but typically consist of good machinability, weldability, and corrosion resistance.

Carbon Steel Alloys: Cast parts that use carbon steel alloys are known for their hardness and having a fair to good weldability and machinability. However, they are also known to have a poor resistance to corrosion. 

Nickel Alloys: Nickel alloys are used for castings largely due to their benefits that include great oxidation resistance, good weldability, and fair machinability.

Cobalt Alloys: Castings that made out of cobalt alloys possess very good resistance to corrosion as well as great castability.

Stainless Steel Alloys: These alloys often are the best option for cast parts that require resistance to oxidation and corrosion.

No matter which material you choose for your alloy castings, Ferralloy, Inc. can provide you with the finest possible part for your next project. We are experts is all casting process and will offer you with the best process option to ensure that your costs are minimized and quality is never compromised. Contact us today for more information about alloy castings or a personalized quote today!

what are the benefits of different types of alloy castings