If you’re on the fence about which metal alloy to choose for your metal casting needs, consider aluminum bronze. This metal compound is extremely adaptable to the metal casting process and has a proven track record of success in a host of industries–from airlines to oil and gas.
When safety and strength are your top priorities, take a closer look at aluminum bronze alloy.
If you’re unfamiliar with aluminum bronze, allow us to introduce you to this adaptable material. Aluminum bronze is created when an aluminum alloy is added to copper. The percentage of aluminum determines the grade of aluminum bronze, allowing the metal to take on a variety of different physical properties. That said, when you cast aluminum and bronze together, the alloy generally retains the features that make it so worthwhile:
Those are just a handful of the reasons casting bronze with aluminum is a time-tested alloy in several prominent industries. The alloy also demonstrates incredible thermal and electrical conductivity while maintaining its ability to withstand metal-on-metal wear.
So why should you use aluminum bronze in casting as opposed to other types of bronze combinations? Well, aluminum bronze is just one of the types of bronze that are used in different types of building materials. Bronze is an alloy that’s combined with other materials to create products for different applications. The main difference is that aluminum bronze is often used for carrying corrosive materials or materials underwater.
One of the best aspects of aluminum bronze is its ability to be welded, even after it has been cast. This means that aluminum bronze is a unique metal that can be safely and efficiently repaired with welding once it is in place. In a lot of cases, aluminum bronze parts don’t even need to be removed to be fixed.
Just like aluminum bronze, General Kinematics is unique. We work tirelessly to establish a reputation for excellence across a vast breadth of industries. Our world-class vibratory equipment is ideal for rugged foundry processes, mining operations, and so much more.
Our custom-designed equipment will be the perfect addition to your operation, especially aluminum die casting. We can bring your entire process to a whole new level of efficiency. Contact us today, and we’ll show you how.
At General Kinematics, excellence is a guarantee. Contact us today!