Cast Aluminum A356 Alloy Earth Anchors

Cast Aluminium A356 Alloy Earth Anchors

Earth anchors are designed and manufactured for commercial, residential, and military markets. They are usually made in aircraft-quality cast aluminum 356 alloy, and heat treated to T6 specification for better strength. CFS Foundry is professional on A356 aluminum casting, we proud ourselves on custom service for earch anchors in different specifications. A356 Aluminum Alloy A356 is the most common gravity casting alloy cast in CFS Foundry. It has excellent fluidity, corrosion resistance, can be welded and heat treated (T5 and…

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304 vs. 316 Stainless Steel for CNC Machining

304 vs. 316 Stainless Steel for CNC Machining

Stainless steel CNC machining is widely used to creat precision stainless steel components because of its corrosion resistance. There are many grades of stainless steel. Their formability, strength and machinability are different. Grade 304 stainless steel, also known as A2 stainless steel, contains 18% to 20% chromium and 8% to 10% nickel, and grade 316 or A4 stainless steel contains about 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% to 3% molybdenum. This means that one of the biggest differences between 304…

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Why Stainless Steel Is Hard to Machine?

Why Stainless Steel Is Hard to Machine

Stainless steel is one of the main CNC machining materials in our machine shop. Compared with the high quality carbon steel, stainless steel material has added Cr, Ni, N, Nb, Mo and other alloying elements. The increase of these alloying elements not only improves the corrosion resistance of steel, but also has a certain effect on the mechanical properties of stainless steel. For example, martensitic stainless steel has the same carbon content when compared with AISI 1045 mild steel, ,…

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316 Stainless Steel Casting of LED Deck Step Light Cover

LED Deck Step Light Cover

The inground deck step lights are ideal for edging and highlighting areas of the garden such as decking, steps, and patio areas. It can be mounted directly into the ground, or into materials including wood, brick, slabs and walls. The front conver, commonly in 2 way and 4 way, is a critical component of the inground deck step light. It is usually investment cast from 316 stainless steel, which is durable with a strong resistance to pitting and rusting. CFS…

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6 Types of CNC Machining Materials

Alloy Steel CNC Machining

CNC machining is one of the most common manufacturing methods used to manufacture metal parts. Computer digital control (CNC) uses processes that allow the use of a high degree of automation to manufacture parts and has advantages over many traditional manufacturing methods in terms of speed, productivity and accuracy. Choosing the right materials for CNC machining can be a daunting task, and many factors should be considered when selecting materials for parts, including machinability, price, corrosion resistance, strength, weight and…

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Can A356 Aluminum Alloy be Used in Die Casting Process?

Can A356 Aluminum Alloy be Used in Die Casting Process

A356 is a cast aluminum alloy, non-die cast aluminum alloy. It is mainly used for structural parts with high strength and good elongation. Fe element exists as impurity, and the content of Fe affects the elongation of aluminum castings. The higher the content of Fe, the more brittle the aluminum castings are. As you may know, the Fe content of A356 is less than 0.2%, and the Fe content of A356 aluminum ingot is less than 0.12%. However, the die-casting…

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A356 Aluminum Casting for Skateboard Truck Baseplate

A356 Aluminum Casting for Skateboard Truck Baseplate

The baseplate is a critical skateboard truck part, which is bolted onto the bottom of the skateboard deck. The baseplate is usually held onto the deck by the use of bolts and nuts. To be light and strong, such skateboard truck baseplate are always designed and created by cast aluminum. CFS Foundry is the right aluminum casting manufacturer for custom skateboard truck parts including baseplate. A356-T6 Aluminum Casting Material Alloy  Chemical Composition (%) A356 C Mg Mn  Si Fe Zn…

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Investment Casting of Stainless Steel Spear Head

Investment Casting of Stainless Steel Spear Head

The spear is a tool that has been used by human with a long history. It was developed by early humans for different purposes, including hunting, finishing and even war weapon. Usually, it consists of a long shaft and a pointed head. Spear head is the tip that mounts on a long shaft. In ancient times, when it was used for hunting, the metal spearhead was shaped like a triangle, lozenge, or leaf. While, for finishing, the spear heads usually…

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CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing

CNC Machining vs 3D Printing

First, 3D printing is an additive technology. CNC machining is a material reduction technology, so there is a big difference in materials. As the professional CNC machining company, let us tell you the main differences in detail. 1. Material 3D printing materials mainly include liquid resin (SLA), nylon powder (SLS), metal powder (SLM), gypsum powder (full color printing), sandstone powder (full color printing), wire (DFM), sheet (LOM) and many others. Liquid resin, nylon powder and metal powder account for the…

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Aluminum CNC Machining Services

CNC Machined Aluminium Parts

Aluminum is considered one of the best metals for CNC machining because it is relatively easy to machine. Aluminum possesses all the properties required for machinings, such as light-weight, good strength, and perfect durability. Since aluminum is a light metal and easy to machine, you can use it in various applications.  Similar to stainless steel CNC Machining, Aluminum CNC machining process cuts the raw material bit to bit to achieve desired shape to meet the drawing’s specification. So, it is also a custom process…

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