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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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Anodizing of Aluminum Alloy

The electrolytic oxidation of aluminum is known as anodizing, by electrolyzing suitably prepared aluminum in an acid solution (typically sulfuric or chromic acid), the surface layer of the aluminum can be converted to a coating with protective, decorative or functional properties. The coating formed is analogous to a honeycomb and will accept dyes of different […]

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NDT: PT& RT

Normally, we can provide the following NDT test for the aluminum castings. PT – Dye Penetrant Testing The dye penetrant testing can be used to locate discontinuities on material surfaces. A highly penetrating dye on the surface will enter discontinuities after a sufficient penetration time, and after removing the excess dye with a developing agent, […]

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ANSI/AA A360.0

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. Applications Typical uses. 356.0 aircraft pump parts, automotive transmission cases, aircraft fittings and […]

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