Alloys We Die Cast

Aluminum, Yellow Brass, Red Brass,  and  other Special Brass Alloys

Most die castings are made using nonferrous metals such as aluminum, zinc, brass, copper and magnesium. High-pressure die castings offer many advantages over other manufacturing processes. Die cast components are stronger, lighter in weight and require less machining than fabricated parts. Complex and intricate shapes can be die-cast in a single homogenous piece which eliminates assemblies and welding.

Rheocast specializes in cold chamber aluminum die casting and brass die casting. Aluminum and brass alloys produce highly repeatable, complex shapes and at very competitive prices. Each alloy category offers its own unique benefits. Here are some of the advantages of using brass and aluminum alloys for your die castings:

    Brass Die Casting Alloys

      • Corrosion resistant, even in salt water applications
      • Brass is heat resistant, even in a burning building
      • Excellent electrical conductivity
      • Brass is pressure-tight up to 300psi
      • Easily polished or plated for attractive decorative finishes
      • Cost-effective durability

      Uses and properties of the brass alloys we die cast

      Aluminum Die Casting Alloys

      • Aluminum is light-weight compared to brass or zinc
      • Aluminum is stronger pound for pound than most other alloys
      • Low cost per part due to lighter weight and lesser cost per pound
      • Aluminum is corrosion resistant in normal environments
      • Easily polished or painted for an appealing finished appearance

      Uses and properties of the aluminum alloys we die cast

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