Aluminum Investment Casting Benefits

May 16, 2017

Aluminum has many benefits that make it the ideal metal for many types of parts and components. Following are several positive characteristics of aluminum:

Light Weight – at approximately one third the weight of steel, aluminum is excellent for applications where weight is an issue.

Impermeability – aluminum is totally impermeable to light and odor, even when it is very thin.

Conductivity – it is an excellent conductor of both electricity and heat, with much less weight than copper or other metals.

Resistance to Corrosion – its natural oxide-coated surface is excellent at resisting corrosion. Further treating the surface enhances the corrosion resistance.

Ductility – the characteristics of aluminum give it excellent ductility, making it ideal for many applications.

Sustainability – aluminum is 100% recyclable, requiring little energy and virtually no waste.