Choose Your Foundry Carefully for Aluminum Casting

Mar 19, 2024

Specialized alloys offer invaluable benefits in many cases, but it is important to choose your foundry carefully for aluminum castings. That is because utilizing aluminum requires extensive expertise, capabilities and experience. Consider the following:


  • Molten aluminum can exhibit multiple kinds of degradation, even when melted and held in optimum conditions.
  • The alloy can be compromised by aluminum’s tendency to absorb hydrogen over time.
  • Unwanted oxidation can occur, also compromising the alloy.
  • Transient element losses can be experienced, impacting levels of strontium, magnesium, sodium and calcium.


All of these occurrences can affect the integrity of aluminum casting and ultimately the finished components. Work with an expert foundry with the ability to address such challenges.