5 Benefits of Aluminium Die Casting - Lupton & Place

Five Benefits of Aluminium Die Casting

Die casting is the process of using high pressure to force molten metals into mold cavities to produce metal parts. Die castings are typically made from metals that don’t contain any iron, such as copper, aluminium, magnesium, lead, tin and zinc. Aluminium is a good choice of metal when it comes to die casting, as it has excellent properties that some of the other metals don’t have. Aluminium die casting will in fact tend to be used to manufacture most of the items you find in your kitchen area. We take a look at the top five benefits of aluminium die casting and reveal how it can work for your business.

Aluminium Die Casting is Cost Effective
While it may not be the cheapest of all metals, it certainly is one of the most cost effective. The production method provides an economical way to mass-produce aluminium items. The exact cost will depend on a variety of factors including the complexity of the mold, if bought in bulk or not and the project size. You can speak to a die casting services specialist for more information on costing for your project.

Rapid Production Rates of Die Casting
The design process begins by creating a casting mold which can be reused throughout the manufacturing process. Once the mold is made, it’s extremely easy to create a rapid production set-up for your aluminium casting needs. Die casting is ideal for businesses that require mid to large scale production rates and quick turnaround times.

Aluminium’s Lightweight
Unlike some of the other non-ferrous metals available, aluminium is low in density, so it is extremely lightweight. It actually has a density which is a third lower than that of steel, and aluminium conductors weigh roughly half the amount of copper ones. This makes it particularly beneficial for making parts which need to be low in weight, such as alloys, plane and car parts.

Aluminium is Durable 
Despite being very lightweight, aluminium is also surprisingly robust and durable. It has a very high resistance to corrosion, plus it has high thermal conductivity. This is why is is frequently used for electrical connections and housings, or in areas where it will be exposed to high temperatures. Aluminium also has a very high stability, which is why it is commonly used to make complex shapes and parts. It will even get stronger during low temperatures unlike steel.

Aluminium is Recyclable
Last but not least, aluminium is completely recyclable. With people becoming more eco-conscious, it’s important to play your role in using green-friendly materials and manufacturing processes. Aluminium can be reused and recycled, which makes it a good choice particularly for green products or for companies that care about their eco-footprint.

 

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These are just a few of the many benefits of aluminium die casting. Some of the other pluses include that it is resistant to corrosion, reflective and non-magnetic. If you’re still unsure as to whether die casting is right for your needs, then you can talk to one of our die casting services specialists who will be happy to answer your questions and advise you. Overall, aluminium die casting is an ideal choice for those looking for lightweight and durable parts that are recyclable, as well as an economical production process. Contact Lupton & Place today for more information by calling +44(0)1282 422361 or filling in our Request a Callback form found on our Contact page. One of our team members will be happy to help you with any enquiries about aluminium die casting.

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