Casting specifications may require specialized alloys that offer highly desirable properties. They may also have widely varying alloy casting temperature requirements. It is very important for your foundry to have the proper equipment and staff expertise to optimally handle a broad range of alloy casting temperatures. For example, aluminum alloys have melting points starting at just above 1,200 degrees F, while nickel’s melting point is approximately 2,650 degrees F. Copper melts at 1,983 degrees F, and temperatures of 3,380 degrees F are required to produce chromium castings. Specialized alloys melting points can differ with their compositions, so it is important to rely on an experienced metallurgist to deliver the highest quality castings.