High-Quality Aluminum Alloy Castings in Milan, MI
When you need aluminum parts for your manufacturing process, trust the team at Milan Cast Metal to take care of the work. We specialize in providing aluminum alloy castings in Milan, MI, using a variety of techniques to provide the components you need. When making your castings, we will pour molten metal into a specialized mold. Typically, we will use sand casting techniques which lets us create a permanent pattern from the mold. For the inside of your parts, we will use a preformed core that is inserted into the mold.
Why Use Aluminum
Aluminum is excellent for casting thanks to its weight, strength, and capability to take on different surface finishes. It is also completely recyclable. Furthermore, by adding certain materials to aluminum, we can create unique alloys with different properties. This lets us further customize your parts to meet your specific needs. Contact us to learn more about our quality metal castings or to discuss our other services, such as heat treating for your parts.
1 to 100,000
Aluminum 319, 355, 356, 535, and 713
Unlimited with weights up to 3000 pounds
We can use either your supplied tooling or build new ones from prints or CAD files. We also use a variety of materials, including Styrofoam, wood, metal, or plastics.
Greensand Cope and Drag or Match plate Airset Cope and Drag, Match plate or loose pattern
Shell Core, Airset, and Oil Sand
Both Electric and Gas Fired
Anywhere from as-cast to highly polished, with a variety of secondary finishes, including Sandblasting and Bead Blasting in both Steel and Glass.
Painting, Powder Coating, and Anodizing
Which alloy is best for you?
By itself, aluminum is a poor metal casting material, and that's why almost all aluminum castings are alloyed with another metal. There are more than 50 different aluminum alloys used for sand castings. The typical properties and characteristics of the most common are:
Heat Treating aluminum alloy
For many applications, aluminum alloy castings must be heat treated to obtain the properties required for the intended performance. Heat treating metal increases the casting's strength, hardness, toughness, and impact resistance. Heat treatments also improve the casting's machinability and minimize dimensional changes that occur at elevated service temperatures from metallurgical instability, which is encountered in the as-cast condition.