Brass and Aluminum High-Pressure Die Castings and Value-Added Services

Aluminum Alloys We Die Cast

Die Casting

Capabilities

A380 Aluminum Alloy

Typical Uses
Consumer

  • Tools
  • Frames
  • Buckets

Builder's Hardware

  • Enclousures
  • Tools

General Hardware

  • Handles
  • Knobs
  • Press Frames

Industrial

  • Pump Fixtures
  • Levers
  • Housings
  • Valve Bodies
  • Fittings
  • Covers
  • High Strength, Thin Walled Die Castings

A380 Aluminum Alloy Properties

Elements Al Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Ni Zn Sn Ti Trace
%Min - 7.50 - 3.00 - - - - - - - -
%Max - 9.50 1.00 4.00 .50 .30 - .50 2.90 3.50 - 0.50
%Norm Balance 8.50 - 3.50 - - - - - - - -

Physical Properties

Specific Gravity 2.71
Density 0.098 lb/in3 at 68°F
Melting Point – Solidus 1,000°F
Melting Point - Liquidus 1,100°F
Electrical Conductivity 23% IACS at 68°F
Thermal Conductivity 55.6 Btu/ft/(hr/ft2/°F) at 68°F
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 12.1 x 10-6 per °F (68°F - 572°F)
Specific Heat Capacity 0.23 Btu/lb/°F at 68°F

Mechanical Properties

As Sand Cast Temp Tensile Strength Yield Strength El % Brinell Hardness Fatigue Strength Shear Strength Young's Modulus
°F/°C Ksi/MPa 500/10mm/Ball PSI x 106/GPa
S-Max 77 - - - - - - -
S-Max 25 330 165 - - - - 80
S-Min 77 - - 3.0 - - - -
S-Min 25 - - 3.0 - - - 70
Typical 77 47 23 3.5 80 20 27 10.3
Typical 25 320 160 3.5 80 140 190 71

Fabrication Properties

Joining Technique Suitability
Resistance to Hot Cracking 2
Pressure Tightness 2
Die-filling Capacity 2
Anti-soldering to Die 1
Corrosion Resistance 4
Machining Ease and Quality 3
Polishing Ease and Quality 3
Electroplating Ease and Quality 1
Anodizing (Appearance) 3
Chemical Oxide Protective Coating 4
Strength at Elevated Temperature 3