Aluminum Die Casting
Setting the standard the Aluminum Die Casting
Northwest Die Casting is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of precision aluminum die castings, with the experience, equipment, and technical know-how required to create high quality, cost effective die cast parts. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer, we are constantly improving our production processes and operations to ensure that our products are the finest available anywhere.
Manufacturers the world over look to Northwest Die Casting to provide innovative, cost-competitive solutions to all their aluminum die casting needs.
Aluminum is the most commonly cast non-ferrous metal in the world, which is due in part to its cost effectiveness. It is light-weight, yet can withstand the highest operating temperatures of all the die cast alloys. It is also non magnetic, has good corrosion resistance, and is an excellent conductor of electricity.
With its light weight and unbeatable strength-to-weight ratio, Aluminum is commonly used in the Transportation industry, particularly in the Automotive, Trucking, and Aerospace fields. Aluminum die castings are also quite popular in the manufacture of Telecommunications, Electrical Housing, Home Appliances, Lighting, and Hand Power Tools.
Benefits of Aluminum Die Cast Parts
- Lightweight, yet able to withstand the highest operating temperatures of all die cast alloys.
- Strong castings. High dimensional stability for complex shapes and thin walls.
- Good corrosion resistance; high electrical and thermal conductivity.
- Retains strength at high temperatures.
- High dimensional stability for complex shapes and thin walls.
- Requires little or no machining after a part is die cast because the process provides very close tolerances.
- Fully recyclable.
Interesting Facts About Aluminum
- There is more aluminum in the Earth’s crust than any other metal. At about 8 percent, aluminum is the third most abundant elements in our planet’s crust.
- Aluminum does not stick to magnets under normal conditions.
- Aluminum is made in the nuclear fires of heavy stars when a proton adds to magnesium.
- One of the planet’s most common but most difficult to acquire metals.
Symbol of Element: Al
Atomic Number: 13
Atomic Mass: 26.981539 amu
Melting Point: 660.37 °C – 933.52 °K
Boiling Point: 2467.0 °C – 2740.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons: 13
Number of Neutrons: 14
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 2.702 g/cm3