When it comes to castings investment, many different materials can be used. The type of material used to make the casting largely depends on what the casting is being used for. Some materials work better under extreme temperatures, while some have more give to them. Let’s take a look at some of the different materials that are used to make castings.
Aluminum is a relatively adaptable substance to work with. As a result, it is popular when it comes to the casting process. Aluminum's corrosion resistance, high thermal/electrical conductivity, good mechanical properties and strength at high temperatures therefore make it a popular choice for many different casting methods. Those include:
Steel is a naturally tough material. Because of that, it is ideal for castings that need to be able to withstand exceptional wear, shock or heavy loads. It is also good when it comes to corrosion resistance. Steel is often mixed with chromium, iron, and nickel. This is done in order to further improve its corrosion or heat resistance.
Copper offers excellent electrical conductivity. As a result, copper castings are popular in the construction industry for electrical components. The one downside to copper is that it can be subject to surface cracking, porosity, and formation of internal cavities.
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