At Dean Group, we can provide any casting you wish from aluminium alloys using aluminium pressure die casting with our Asia-based partners.
Aluminium pressure die casting is an automated and high-volume process, so it yields a more competitive price when manufacturing high-volume castings compared to the investment casting process but with increased set-up costs.
When choosing between these two processes, we recommend that you get in touch with Dean Group. We can offer expert advice on which process is best for your requirements.
Aluminium & Its Alloys
Aluminium is the most abundant metal on Earth, making up 8% of the Earth’s crust. Its non-magnetic and ductile properties make it suitable for a wide range of applications.
Being the lightest metal, with a specific mass of 2700 kg/m3, approximately a third of the density of steel, copper and brass, aluminium is ideal for applications where weight is a crucial consideration – and where reducing product weight helps towards energy efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint.
The properties of aluminium can be modified when it is used within alloys. These alloys have many beneficial properties, including:
- Resistance to corrosion
- High levels of strength
- Electrical and thermal conductivity
- Suitable for surface treatments
There are several classifications of aluminium alloys, categorised based on the elements or compounds they are alloyed with and the constituent ratios of the materials.
Common elements alloyed with aluminium include:
Aluminium alloys are used in many different industries, sectors and products, such as aerospace, automotive, military, transportation, packaging, food preparation and electrical components.
Internationally recognised alloys for aluminium pressure die casting are ADC alloys. The alloys in the ADC range, such as ADC12 and ADC10 have varying properties making their casted parts suitable to a wide range of industries, depending on the demands the parts will be placed under.
At Dean Group, our main material offering for the aluminium pressure die-casting process is the ADC range, mainly ADC12. However, we can offer different low melting point alloys on special requests for high-volume parts. For full details on Dean Groups’ aluminium alloy specifications, please view this information sheet.
We recommend that you call us on 0161 775 1633 to discuss which aluminium alloy is best for your application and production needs.
Contact Dean Group for Aluminium Die Casting Services
For low-cost, high-volume aluminium components, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dean Group for aluminium pressure die-casting services. You can also visit our pressure die casting page to learn more about the process with our Asia-based partners.
If you require good mechanical strength parts with high integrity and a gas-tight structure, we can offer our UK-based ELITE process at our manufacturing foundry in Manchester. This would be a more appropriate process for those looking for lower-volume, more intricate components.
For help and advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch.