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Materials Selection

It is essential that a number of criteria are considered when selecting materials for cast components.  These criteria include:

  • the castability of the alloy;
  • the properties required from the finished component;
  • the service and environment that the component will experience;
  • any post-casting processing of the component (machining, fabrication, heat treatment).

Cti's staff are able to provide advice on the appropriate selection of materials; they have particular expertise in the following range of alloys, although their knowledge is not limited to these alone:

  • Aluminium alloys
  • Carbon steels
  • Copper alloys
  • High alloy steels
  • Low alloy steels
  • Irons and special irons
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Stainless steels
  • Superalloys
  • Titanium alloys