Aluminum 356 for Investment Casting

Jun 12, 2018

Aluminum 356 has characteristics that make it an excellent alloy for investment casting. Following are some of the properties of Aluminum 356:

  • It is excellent for high-stress, punishing applications.
  • It offers very good casting and machining characteristics.
  • Its composition is 7% Si, 0.3% Mg alloy with 0.2 Fe maximum and 0.10 Zn maximum.
  • It is often used heat-treated.
  • It is excellent resisting corrosion.
  • It is well-suited for welding.