Last Updated on April 26, 2022 by Leizi
Being one of the popular manufacturing ways to get custom metal parts, metal casting works by pouring the molten metal into the cavity, which is of a special shape. The common metal casting techniques consist of sand casting, die casting, investment casting, and so on.
The basic steps of making metal casting components:
- Models making;
- Die making;
- Materials Filling;
- Taking the parts out;
- Surface treatment.
The advantages of metal casting:
- Most of the metals can be applied to do casting. There is a wide range of metals including aluminum, aluminum alloy, steel, steel alloy, copper, copper alloy, etc. It offers more chances for the designers to make various metal casting components.
- The cost of metal casting is more cost-effective. Compared to other methods of processing, the cost of consumed energy and material are much lower. Besides, the waste of metal casting is available and recyclable.
- Metal casting can create metal components with intricate components. The size and thickness of metal casting are not very limited. The common applications are valves, engine cylinders, and so on.
- It is suitable for making metal components of large size and weight.