The Aluminum Use in the World

Aluminum alloy is used more and more widely in the world. Why? The use of aluminum is to increase the sustainable use of energy. For example, aluminum’s light weight contributes to increased fuel efficiency in vehicles ranging from passenger cars to armored tanks. The metal’s 95 percent light-reflectivity contributes cooling efficiencies to “green” buildings and […]

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The process of casting aluminum

Casting is the original and most widely used method of forming aluminum into products. Technical advances have been made, but the principle remains the same: Molten aluminum is poured into a mold to duplicate a desired pattern. The three most important methods are die casting, permanent mold casting and sand casting. Die casting The die […]

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Aluminum Casting Applications

Casting Applications-Widespread use in the automotive industry and homes! The automotive industry is the largest market for aluminum casting. Cast products make up more than half of the aluminum used in cars. Cast aluminum transmission housings and pistons have been commonly used in cars and trucks since the early 1900s. Parts of small appliances, hand […]

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Aluminum Alloy Structure

Aluminum alloy is an extremely complex structure, often comprising between six to nine different metal elements. In a molten state, during alloy production, some elements are dissolved in others (like cream in coffee) and some are not (like oil in water). As the molten alloy begins to cool a point will be reached when solidification […]

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Electroless Nickel plating on Aluminum Alloy

What are the benefits of electroless nickel plating? Electroless nickel is one of the most versatile finishes, capable of meeting your needs from wear and corrosion protection to lubricity concerns. The uniform plating thickness of electroless nickel allows for tight tolerances to be achieved. “Electroless” plating avoids the snags of electroplating such as uneven buildup […]

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Surface treatment of Aluminum Alloy

Surface treatment systems are applied to aluminum die castings to provide a decorative finish, to form a protective barrier against environmental exposure, and to improve resistance to wear. Decorative finishes can be applied to aluminum die castings through painting, powder coat finishing, polishing, epoxy finishing, and plating. Aluminum can be plated by applying an initial […]

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Aluminum Alloy Choice

What you should consider when doing the aluminum alloy achoice? Choosing the alloy, casting process and thermal treatment requires a knowledge of the service conditions of the part under consideration. More than 60 casting alloys are in use today, with up to five different thermal treatment options. This results in a large number of alternatives […]

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