Non-Ferrous Castings – Aluminium, Brass & Zinc
Aluminium – up to 100 Kg
(BS1490 Grades LM4, LM6, LM24, LM25 and LM27)
Cast aluminium is a flexible material which can be heat treated to give added strength together with lightness, corrosion resistance and high conductivity. Applications include hydraulics, marine and general engineering.
Aluminium’s flexibility is reinforced by the variety of processes by which it can be produced e.g. sand, die (gravity, low & high pressure) and investment (lost wax) castings.
Copper based alloys – up to 100 Kg
Brass, Phosphor Bronze, Gunmetal, Aluminium Bronze & Manganese Bronze
Copper based alloy castings have common properties in varying degrees such as corrosion resistance, pressure tightness, strength and wear resistance according to the mix of alloys.
Applications are wide reaching from pump bodies through gas and plumbing fittings, to marine and ornamental castings.
Copper Based alloys can be cast using both sand and die casting processes.
Zinc (ZA3 & ZA5) – up to 10 kg
Zinc alloy castings combine strength with good corrosion resistance and are particularly suited to functional or aesthetic castings. A wide range of finishes can be applied to zinc castings including plating, painting and powder coating allowing versitility in applications.
Zinc can be sand cast, but is best produced by the gravity or high pressure die casting methods.
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