While aluminum hand tools have been around for a long time, the industry has seen an increase in the use of cast aluminum for a wider range of hand tools in recent years. As more manufacturers begin to see the many advantages from the use of cast aluminum, more products are available that are made from A356 aluminum and other high quality aluminum grades. From wrenches, tap and die sets, gardening tools, clamps and vises, and much more, cast aluminum hand tools provide the right strength with corrosion resistant performance at the right price.
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Why Aluminum Is the Preferred Choice for Hand Tools
While some hand tools require the strength of steel, there are many applications where the strength of aluminum is sufficient, and the lightness and ease of use of aluminum is preferable. For example, gardening tools are now often made from cast aluminum, because the metal only needs to carve through soil. The corrosion resistance of cast aluminum also makes it an attractive choice for gardening, where the tools will often be wet, and rusty tools are already all too common. Aluminum sand castings also provide excellent electrical performance and shielding properties, even in high-temperature environments, making it ideal for cast aluminum hand tools in electrical applications.
Similar to aluminum die casting, aluminum sand casting can provide precision components quickly and efficiently. Depending on the finished component size, several molding options are available. For example, Cast Rite will generally employ squeezer molding for prototype aluminum castings and small runs of components. For large runs of aluminum castings, automatic high-speed molding provides precision and consistency at top speed. Cast Rite also employs molding techniques that are designed to handle larger sized castings, such as green sand floor molding. Roto-lift molding is typically used for medium-sized aluminum castings, and other molding options include no-bake molding and cores, pattern-making, and core-making.
Cast Rite Is A Full Service Casting Foundry
Cast Rite is a full service aluminum casting foundry that can provide a full range of post-production finishing services, including heat treatment for enhanced strength and durability, welding, machining, and assembly.
At CAST RITE efficacy is our thing. We enjoy a well-earned reputation for consistency in production, on time deliveries, and competitive pricing in the marketplace.Our client list includes OEM clients in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as national clients in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Arizona, California, and international clients in Canada and the U.K. If you need cast aluminum hand tools and are looking for a reliable cast aluminum foundry that is widely experienced in precision aluminum sand casting, Cast Rite is the right choice. Call us today.