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Aluminum Investment Casting


AvioCast Inc. specializes in the engineering and production of high-strength, light weight, quality aluminum components with the maximum part envelope size of 15” x 18” x 25” (381 x 457 x 635 mm).  AvioCast investment cast components perform in critical aerospace installations on many of the most sophisticated aircraft flying today.  All major manufacturing operations are performed in-house, including heat-treat, radiology and penetrant inspection. 

 

 

Aluminum Alloy Capabilities: A356-T6      A357-T6      C355-T6


  UTS(ksi) YS(ksi) EL(%)
Applicable Specifications
A356.0-T6 Investment Casting
      MIL-A21180, CL.1,2,10,11,12 *

  Integral Test Specimen

42.1
31.3
6.2
 

  Separate Test Specimen

42.9
31.1
7.4
AMS 4218, AMS 4260
A356.0-T430 Investment Casting
       

  Integral Test Specimen

35.1
28.0
6.4
 
A357.0-T6 Investment Casting
      MIL-A-21180 CL.1,10,11,12 **

  Integral Test Specimen

47.8
37.3
5.7
 
C355.0-T6 Investment Casting
       

  Integral Test Specimen

48.5
35.7
6.1
MIL-A-21180 CL.1,2,10,11,12 *

  Separate Test Specimen

47.7
32.7
8.1
AMS 4215

* CL.3 has to discuss, ** CL.2 has to discuss

Max. Weight      : 20 lbs (9.0 kg)
Max. dimension   : φ 15” x 18” x 25” (381 x 457 x 635 mm)

Minimum thickness: 0.060 inch (1.5 mm)

Wall thickness   : normally +/- 0.010 inch (0.25mm)

Surface roughness: 88~125 micron-inch (2.2~3.2 micro m)

 

Aluminum Sand Casting

AvioCast Inc. specializes in the chemically bonded precision dry sand process and services a wide range of the aerospace industry, including large airframe and engine structural castings, gearbox housings, oil tanks and scroll housings.  The dry sand process allows us to create castings with high mechanical properties and high dimensional stability. 
Highly complex cores may be utilized in the mold to create intricate passageways with very stable and repeatable wall thickness.
Services offered include integrated design support, local pattern and tooling construction, target point machining, anodize, paint and sub-assembly, producing high quality ready to use products. AvioCast has a demonstrated track record in meeting the customer needs in quality and delivery required in today’s aerospace market.


Aluminum Alloy Capabilities: A356-T6      A357-T6      C355-T6

  UTS(ksi) YS(ksi) EL(%)
Applicable Specifications
A357.0-T6 SandCasting
      MIL-A21180, CL.1,10,11,12 **

  Integral Test Specimen

42.1
31.3
6.2
 

** CL.2 has to discuss

Max. weight       : 300 lbs (136 kg)

      Max. dimension    : 30 x 35 x 60 inches (762 x 889 x 1524 mm)

      Minimum thickness : 0.10 inch (2.5 mm)

      Surface roughness : 250 - 500 micron-inch (6.3 – 12.6 micro m)

      Tolerance       : +/- .030 inch up to 10 inches (+/- .75 mm)