Which kind of alloys can be used in lost wax casting process?
Views: 5 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2020-05-19 Origin: Site
Lost wax casting process is suitable for almost all the ferrous and nonferrous materials. As a professional investment casting manufacturer, SIMIS can make both ferrous and non ferrous lost wax castings for our customers. Now we would like to introduce what alloys can be poured in lost wax casting process:
Ferrous alloys are iron based alloys that have wide use in industries for its good property of strength, toughness and impact. For ferrous alloys, carbon steel, stainless steel and alloy steel are commonly used in casting industry.
Various types of ferrous metals and alloys are available in the market:
*Carbon steels are ferrous alloys that contain carbon and small levels of other alloying elements, such as manganese or aluminum.
*Alloy steels contain low to high levels of elements such as chromium, molybdenum, vanadium and nickel.
*Stainless steels are highly corrosion resistant, ferrous alloys that contain chromium and/or nickel additions.
*Cast iron, a ferrous alloy, contains high amounts of carbon. Ductile iron, gray iron and white cast iron grades are types of cast iron.
*Cast steel alloy grades are made by pouring molten iron into a mold.
*Cast Iron Alloy and Iron Alloy are two major ferrous alloys used in most industrial applications.
Non Ferrous alloys works on a wide variety of mechanical properties and material characteristics. In fact, the main nonferrous alloys used in lost wax casting process are aluminum and bronze. Regarding the aluminum material, most of it is A356.
Key Features of Nonferrous Alloy:
*Specified for use in electrical and electronic applications.
*Higher melting points
*Resistance to chemical and atmospheric corrosion.