aluminum shell molding / bronze / copper / brass
aluminum, bronze, copper, brass, titanium, zamak
medium series, small series
for aeronautics, automotive, medical, for the construction industry, for the food industry, for railway, for the energy sector, for transportation
The gravity die casting process involves pouring a molten aluminum alloy with a ladle into a metal print which solidifies rapidly to form a workpiece.
- This transformation process makes it possible to reproduce pieces of complex shapes with finely ribbed thin walls
- Shell foundry parts require a high degree of finishing which includes a series of operations such as sawing of the jet and the pockets, grinding of the joint plane, heat treatment...
- It is a fast and economical manufacturing process for the production in small and medium series of light alloy parts
- One of these main advantages is to have a high repeatability and a high tool life
Characteristics of the aluminium used in gravity die casting
- At equal volume, aluminum is 30% lighter than steel
- Aluminum is an excellent conductor of temperature, 1.8 times better than copper
- Some cast aluminum alloys can undergo a heat treatment that improves the mechanical characteristics
- Recycling aluminum is easy and economical, environmentally friendly