Common Types of Nickel Alloys Used for Casting


Foundry companies use nickel-based alloys due to their durability. This particular alloy is known for its corrosion resistance and ability to resist oxidation. One can use the products made of copper-nickel alloy or other nickel-based alloys in harsh environments. The nickel alloys can be divided into the following categories –

  1. Wrought Nickel

In this variant of nickel alloy, the maximum carbon level is 0.15%. It is known for:

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How Non-Ferrous Metal Alloy Casting is Performed by a Sand-Casting Foundry

The non-ferrous alloys either contain no iron or have iron in negligible quantity, such as aluminum, brass, copper, titanium etc. The aluminum, magnesium, zinc and copper-based alloys (bronze and brass) are cast in different shapes for industrial applications. A foundry/company may use various methods of casting for the non-ferrous alloys, such as:

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Differences between Investment Casting and Sand Casting

The sand-casting and investment casting methods are both used for casting ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts. However, the molding process and materials used differ in both scenarios.

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Sand Castings: Types Of Finishing Methods

The sand-casting method has been in use for ages, and the vitality of this method has not decreased with the emergence of the latest technology and machines.

Many intricate parts of mega machines are still manufactured using sand-casting technology. Since different equipment is made using the sand-casting methods using different alloys, sand casting foundries and companies have to follow different finishing methods.

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