Why Aluminum Die Casting is Commonly Used?

Aluminum die casting is the most common alloy used for the die casting process today, as it is used in a broad range of products. One of the main benefits of aluminum die cast parts is that it is lightweight, yet withstands the highest operating temperatures among all the die cast alloys. Aluminum also has a very high dimensional stability for complex shapes and thin wall applications. Aluminum die casting parts are chosen for their corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties which makes them a primary choice for a wide range of applications from electronic housing to marine applications. Aluminum die cast parts has high thermal and electrical conductivity as well as EMI shielding makes aluminum an excellent choice for enclosures for networking and telecommunication applications as it provides shielding properties while providing effective heat dissipation for the electronic components housed inside. The lightness of aluminum die cast parts makes them an ideal choice for handheld applications such as power tools and other portable devices and is also used extensively in automotive and aerospace applications for weight reduction and fuel efficiency.  Aluminum die casting parts are also easy to machine for high precision requirements and can be chromated, anodized, painted or powder coated without difficulty.

According to the statements above, aluminum alloy has characteristics below:
1. Light-weight
2. Highest operating temperatures
3. High dimensional stability
4. Outstanding corrosion resistance
5. Good mechanical properties
6. High electrical conductivity
7. Good finishing characteristics
8. Very good strength and hardness
9. Excellent EMI & RFI shielding properties
10. Excellent thermal conductivity
11. Full recyclability