Aluminum Die Casting Alloy Properties

There are many types of aluminum die casting alloy properties like zinc, lead, copper, silver, tin and aluminum. These alloys have different features and they are chosen depending on the manufacturer’s needs and requirements as well as the required outcome of the finished product. Each metal have specific casting features that make it perfect for a type of product yet sometimes even dangerous. While lead is easy to melt and find at hardware stores, the finished product or even during the process can harm anyone within the area and cause brain damage. Copper is also easy to find from scraps of electric wires as well as silver that may be more expensive than other metals. Casting aluminum, on the other hand is one of the easiest metals to deal with because it can be used for most casting processes.


Aluminum can be used for die casting, mold casting – even the permanent process, sand casting – where green sand or dry sand can also be used, plaster casting, investment and continuous casting. Other casting processes like lost foam, hot iso-static pressing or squeeze casting can also be used for casting aluminum. Most manufacturing companies ideally choose aluminum to mold their products because it is the most economical alloys that they can use for many products. Not only that, aluminum holds interesting features in an alloy that will ensure their product’s quality.

Casting aluminum is easier than most because it is lightweight and durable. Aluminum doesn’t bend as easily to heat or cold and it surpasses all seasons. It is also quite strong and cheaper compared to other alloys, and easier to find a supplier, thus bulk production manufacturers have no problem searching for alternative suppliers in case the current distributor runs out of stock. Aside from being strong and durable, aluminum can also be molded and shaped into many things.

Other alloys can also be considered to be good casting metals, but not all of them will reap an outcome the same as that of aluminum. About half the things in a household are made up of aluminum and usually these furniture and fixtures will last many years before breaking down. Aluminum is also best used for collectibles, especially toys or items for children because they portray less risks than other alloys like lead which is cancerous. As a manufacturer choosing the right alloy for your production is necessary for successful processing and manufacturing.