Alloy A360 (ANSI/AA A360.0) offers higher corrosion resistance, superior strength at elevated
temperatures, and somewhat better ductility, but is more difficult to cast. From Aluminumcasting-china.com, the casting made of A356 can be manufactured from the gravity die or low pressure permanent mold.
Typical uses. 356.0 aircraft pump parts, automotive transmission cases, aircraft fittings and
control parts, water-cooled cylinder blocks. Other applications where excellent castability and
good weldability, pressure tightness, and good resistance to corrosion are required. A356.0:
aircraft structures and engine controls, nuclear energy installations, and other applications where
high-strength permanent mold or investment castings are required.