Metal Alloys – The Heat is On

May 26, 2015

The melting points of metal alloys cover a wide range of temperatures, which requires a foundry to have the right equipment and a staff with the proper expertise. For example, the melting points of aluminum alloys start just over 1200 degrees F. Nickel melts at about 2650 degrees F. Chromium requires 3380 degrees F to reach its molten state. As alloys are customized, the temperatures change. It takes highly experienced casting professionals to make sure that temperatures are optimal and castings have the quality, integrity and characteristics specified for each application.