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Aluminium casting

Aluminium casting

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Aluminium casting is one of our two principle capabilities alongside iron casting.

Casting is the most widely used method of forming aluminium. On-going investment in the latest technologies helps maintain the high quality of our output, even though the process of manufacture has remain the same. Our experienced work force are highly skilled in two aluminium casting methods; sand casting and gravity die casting.

Sand casting

This is the most versatile aluminium casting method where virtually any pattern can be pressed into a fine sand mixture to form a mold into which the aluminum is poured. Sand casting is very economical and ideally suited for one-off prototypes or small quantities, or when an intricate design is required. We also have a reputation for delivering high quality results for very large or irregular shaped castings; another advantage of the versatility of this method.

Gravity die casting

Gravity die casting, in which molten metal is poured into a steel or cast iron die is normally used for medium to high-volume production. Accurate parts, requiring a minimum of machinery, can be produced via this very effective aluminium casting method.

A variety of  aluminium grades can be manufactured using either aluminium sand and gravity die casting processes. We can advise on the most appropriate grades for any project and our quality control procedures ensure grade consistency.

To discuss your aluminium casting requirements or to further understand the benefit of working with Lucy Castings please get in touch.