Aluminum Castings

Material A356: Aluminum Alloy Castings, Prosthetic Housing, Medical Industry
Material A356: Aluminum Alloy Castings, Prosthetic Housing, Medical
Material A356: Aluminum Alloy Castings, Sensor Component, Aerospace Industry
Material A356: Aluminum Alloy Castings, Sensor Component, Aerospace
Material A356: Aluminum Alloy Castings, Sensor Electronic Assembly, Military Industry
Material A356: Aluminum Alloy Castings, Sensor Electronic Assembly, Military & Defense

Aero Metals Inc. can produce aluminum alloy castings with varying geometries, exceptional surface finish, thin walls (0.040”), and fine detail. The most common aluminum alloy investment casting grades are A356, 356, and A357.

All of our aluminum investments castings are produce from a wax mold either transferred to us or built at our in-house tool room and poured from our 600 pound induction melt furnace. Our engineers can produce intricate detail cast parts through the use of creative pre- and post-cast techniques.

All of our raw materials are certified prior to purchase, as in the case of aerospace grade aluminum alloys or we certify the alloy in our spectrometer lab before use. Once the casting has been cast and cleaned, we can improve properties by heat treating to the specifications of the drawing.

Aluminum Alloy A356 Casting

Aero Metals primarily casts A356 and 356 aluminum alloy castings for aerospace and industrial applications. It has moderate strength, excellent castability, weldability and pressure tightness. Aluminum Alloy A356 is categorized as Cast Aluminum Alloy with the following composition:

Alloy A356 Composition:

  • 92.05% Aluminum (Al)
  • 7.00% Silicon (Si)
  • 0.35% Magnesium (Mg)
  • 0.20% Iron (Fe)
  • 0.20% Copper (Cu)
  • 0.10% Manganese (Mn)
  • 0.10% Zinc (Zn)

Aluminum Alloy Heat Treatments

Depending on your needs relative to strength and ductility, we have the capabilities of providing heat treatment.

  • T2 (Anneal)
  • T4 (Solution Treat & Naturally Age)
  • T6 (Solution Treat & Artificially Age)
  • T61* (Solution Treat, Quench and Age)

*T61 heat treatment is for maximum strength of up to 40K PSI tensile for aluminum alloy castings.

If you don’t see the alloy of your interest, we have the ability to pour any “air melted” aluminum alloy. Contact us to have our resident metallurgist help in choosing an alloy for your project. We can help you find the right alloy to fit your particular needs.