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Aluminum Die Casting

This is a group of aluminum die casting components from various industries.

A380 is the workhorse alloy for aluminum die casting.

This aluminum die casting component is a baseplate for the dental industry.

Aluminum die cast baseplate part for dental workstation. The 6 in. x 8.5 in. aluminum die casting design earned a NADCA award due to an optimum gating and runner system that allowed consistent metal flow.

CWM uses recycled aluminum for die casting as well as ingots to create die cast components or parts.

A380 is the most popular metal choice for aluminum die casting. Because it offers the best combination of mechanical and physical properties, A380 provides several advantages:

  • Lightweight
  • Retain high dimensional stability with thin walls and complex shapes
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Good mechanical properties
  • High thermal and electrical conductivity
  • High strength—even at high temperatures

For more information on the physical and mechanical properties of Die Cast Aluminum Alloy A380, register to download the NADCA data sheet from our DC2 Library by clicking HERE.

With 10 aluminum casting machines, ranging from 300 to 800 tons of locking force, CWM can produce parts in a range of sizes from 0.75' x 0.75" to 18” x 18".

Aluminum die casting is used frequently in the automotive industry, as a durable, lightweight alternative to steel and iron.  Its electrical and thermal conductivity properties make it well suited for the telecommunications and computer industries.  And, its dimensional stability and mechanical properties make aluminum the metal of choice for a wide variety of industries and their parts.    

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