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WHY DOES LOST WAX CASTING USE CERTAIN METALS?

2023-06-15

LOST WAX CASTINGS MADE FROM STAINLESS STEEL

Castings made from stainless steel are used across many industries, which makes it an excellent choice for castings. Chrome, nickel, and molybdenum are all used in the construction of the material. As a result of using stainless steel, the levels of each metal will determine the grain and properties of the alloy. These alloys will be corrosion and oxidation resistant since chromium always accounts for 10% of the metal.  

CASTINGS OF LOST WAX MADE FROM CARBON STEEL

Carbon steel is often chosen for its low cost, economy, ferromagnetic properties, and ductility with heat treatment. There are several grades of carbon steel available.

In aerospace, agriculture, medicine, and firearms, carbon steel alloys are frequently used.  

COBALT AND NICKEL ALLOYS

Nickel and cobalt alloys resist oxidation like stainless steel, but they are also resistant to heat, wear, and corrosion. Because of this, these alloys are often used in industries such as marine, military, chemical, and aerospace, where extreme heat and corrosion are possible. As a result of the combination of these materials and iron and aluminium, Alnico is formed. An electric motor, magnetron tube, turbine blade, and jet engine are all made from this superalloy. It has a permanent magnet.  

ALLOYS BASED ON COPPER

Alloys based on copper exhibit exceptional thermal and electrical conductivity, as well as low wear rates and high ductility. It is common to find them in the marine, plumbing, and electrical industries. Brass can be found in musical instruments, plumbing, explosives, and cooper-nickel alloys. Bronze can be found in bearings and boat propellers. This alloy is commonly used to make castings in the marine industry.  

ALUMINIUM LOST WAX CASTINGS

Aluminium lost wax castings are popular due to the metal's machinability and corrosion resistance. Thanks to its fluid nature aluminium alloys can feature thin walls and when combined with other metals or heat treated, the metal develops exceptional strength. Metal is one of the most abundant substances on the planet, making up 8% of the crust. It is a lightweight metal often used in the aerospace, military, automotive, packaging, food preparation and electrical industries. As well as aluminium lost wax casting, Dean Group also offers aluminium die casting services.

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