Choosing the best aluminium alloy for metal casting

Choosing the best aluminium alloy for metal casting

At Haworth Castings, the most popular aluminium alloys are LM25 and LM6 – with the ‘LM’ prefix being a standard code to reflect the chemical composition and varying proportions of the different trace metals.

In this blog, we will be comparing the respective benefits of these two commonly used alloys.

Top interesting facts about gravity-die casting

Top interesting facts about gravity-die casting

In this blog, we’ll be looking at some key facts about gravity-die casting – otherwise known as permanent moulding or chill casting. This process is used to create intricately-shaped components for industrial applications in the defence, medical, energy and other sectors.

Degassing in aluminium sand casting

Degassing in aluminium sand casting

Gas porosity may occur if hydrogen is introduced into the molten metal when it is poured into the mould. Hydrogen can be drawn in through moisture or water vapour in the atmosphere. Degassing is used to address this problem and it is carried out as a standard part of the Haworth Castings’ casting process.