There are many processes of manufacturing aluminum casting alloys. It only depends on how the companies are going to use them in a variety of their applications. The characteristics of the alloy will depend on how it is manufactured, and the purpose it is made for.
Here are the following reasons on how the processes vary in manufacturing alloys:
- You Can Vary the Quantities
When it comes to producing the number of alloys, you can always demand to what quantities you like to be made to suit to your business needs. Usually, manufacturing companies prefer to make custom-made alloys by volume or by a great number. If you want a special alloy will be made for you, contact your manufacturer and ask the minimum quantity they can make for your kind of specifications. Some manufacturers would not haggle for smaller numbers due to cost of operations.
Alloys can be soft or can be very durable. This depends on how they are processed during manufacturing. In the process of creating durable alloy, a special method is being used. A molten mixture is poured into the metal mold that rapidly chills the alloy. This causes the alloy to solidify into a very fine-grain mixture that becomes very compact without any trapped gases in it. This gives the alloy a very superior metallurgical durability that is stronger by 15% more than other metals.
- Less Refining Procedures
Refining a mixture of alloy is a very costly operation. The goal of every manufacturer is to lessen secondary refineries to save on additional costs. Aluminum casting alloys, on the other hand, do only take lesser refining procedures compared to other mixtures of alloys. This makes the alloy cheaper compared to other counterparts.
- Aluminum Alloys are Cheaper
Aluminum itself may be expensive than other alloys, but manufacturing aluminum castings are way cheaper compared to other mixtures. Due to the good property of aluminum, its durability does not come in expensive since it is less corrosive, light-weight, and has high conductivity.
- High Casting Ability
Aluminum alloys have high casting ability. This makes the molding process easier, and this makes the alloy easy to integrate to other types of steel. Usually, aluminum alloys are casted with other types of steel to add more strength and resistance to corrosion.
- It Has Better Surface Finish
Although aluminum castings are very durable but giving them fine and smooth finishes during manufacturing is very easy. Aluminum casting alloys have very high reflectivity and they have their own luster that makes them good light reflectors. Adding finer surface finish to the casting gives the alloy a better look and a better resistance to wear and tear. This is the reason why this alloy is a preferred material in constructions and buildings.