Top 4 Industries that Benefit from Aluminium Die Casting

Forming approximately 8% of the Earth’s crust, it’s fair to say, aluminium is one of the most abundant of all metals on the planet and it demonstrates a wide range of useful properties. For example, aluminium is an exceptionally lightweight metal with an impressive strength-to-weight ratio. It is highly resistant to corrosion and it demonstrates excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. As a result of these useful natural properties, it is the perfect metal for a broad variety of different uses and applications – and the component parts created via aluminium casting are particularly suitable for industries were weight and strength are crucial considerations.

Here we take a look at the top four industries or sectors that benefit from aluminium, including those who take advantage of the aluminium die casting process – essentially, using aluminium component parts or aluminium alloys to create their products and provide their day-to-day services.

No. 1: Transportation

Due to the effects of global warming, there is a worldwide focus on reducing our carbon footprint, and fuel economy standards are becoming increasingly stringent across the transport industry.

Take, for example, the automotive sector. Governments are now putting pressure on manufacturers to make their cars “greener” and one of the easiest ways to do this is to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle. More and more steel automotive parts are, therefore, being replaced with aluminium and there has been a significant rise in demand for aluminium die casting in this industry. Thanks to their unbeatable strength-to-weight ratio, aluminium parts make the car lighter; less force is required to make the vehicle move and, ultimately, this improves the car’s fuel efficiency.

The aluminium casting process is also becoming increasingly employed in the aerospace sector, with aluminium parts used throughout both modern-day passenger aeroplanes and specialist spacecraft and shuttles. Once again, this is due to the incredibly light yet strong property of aluminium – and the fact that aluminium is highly corrosion-resistant is an added useful bonus.

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No. 2: Consumer Goods

A wide range of consumer goods is now being made from aluminium casting parts. For example, in the world of technology, more and more plastic and steel components are being replaced with aluminium – and this is mainly because it combines strong aesthetic appeal with great functionality. Aluminium has a very sleek and sophisticated appearance that is perfect for new modern-day gadgets, and it’s lightweight yet durable construction is ideal for everyday handheld devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Thanks to is thermal conductivity, it also allows heat to dissipate quickly and prevents such handheld electronic devices from overheating.

Of course, aluminium casting parts are commonly used to create household items that we are all very familiar with – from the aluminium foil your wrap your lunch in, to the aluminium frying pan you use to cook dinner. It is an incredibly strong yet ductile metal and, for this reason, it is also increasingly used to create interior design products and furniture items such as tables, lamps, and picture frames. Simply look around in your daily life and, we guarantee, you will see consumer goods that are the result of a structural aluminium die casting process.

No. 3: Telecoms and Power Lines

Although other metals – such as copper – demonstrate better electrical conductivity, aluminium is typically the metal of choice in the telecoms and power line industry. Whereas copper would be too heavy and expensive to use as a long distance power line, aluminium is perfect for this application. It can easily be formed into a wire via the aluminium die casting process and its lightweight and low-density construction mean that fewer support structures are necessary. In addition, the corrosion-resistant nature of aluminium also protects the wire against the changeable outdoor elements.

No. 4: Construction

Unsurprisingly, the process of structural aluminium die casting is also widely used in the construction industry. More and more architects and builders are now choosing to construct new outdoor structures and buildings from aluminium. It’s anti-corrosive nature and thermal properties make it an incredibly low-maintenance option and buildings constructed from aluminium usually have a very modern and attractive finish. Aluminium casting parts are also often used to create construction plant equipment and reliable power tools. After all, they are lightweight and strong, and they are built to last in such harsh industrial environments.

Structural Aluminium Die Casting at Lupton & Place

If you would like to find out more about the aluminium casting process and the industries within which it is typically used, why not get in touch with our team of experts, here at Lupton & Place. Having worked in die casting for many years, we demonstrate strong skills and a wealth of knowledge in this area and our aluminium die casting services are at the very forefront of the industry. Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in the latest state-of-the-art equipment – including Buhler Real Time Closed Loop Control Aluminium Diecasting Machines – and we guarantee to provide the best possible aluminium casting service for all of our clients.

Whether you work in one of the industries or sectors listed above or you’d just like to find out how we can help you, give us a call today on 01282 422361 or send an enquiry using the online contact form. We’re always on hand and happy to help and we will respond as soon as we can.

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