Shaping by casting, Aluminum alloy.
Casting represents the shortest route from raw materials to finished parts – a fact which has been known for five thousand years. Through continuous further development and, in part, by a selective return to classic methods such as the lost-form process, casting has remained at the forefront of technical progress.
The most important advantage of the casting process is that the possibilities of shaping the part are practically limitless.
Castings are, therefore, easier and cheaper to produce than machined and/ or joined components. The general waiving of subsequent machining not only results in a good density and path of force lines but also in high form strength.
Furthermore, waste is also avoided. As a rule, the casting surface displays a tight, fine-grained structure and, consequently, is also resistant to wear and corrosion.
The variety of modern casting processes makes it possible to face up to the economic realities, i.e. the optimization of investment expenditure and costs in relation to the number of units. With casting, the variable weighting of production costs and quality requirements are also possible.
When designing the shape of the casting, further possibilities arise from the use of inserts and/or from joining the part to other castings or work pieces.
In the last decade, Aluminum has attained a leading position among cast metals because, in addition to its other positive material properties, this light metal offers the greatest possible variety of casting and joining processes.
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