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A380 Aluminum Alloy verses A413 Aluminum Alloy

The two more common types of die casting aluminum used by Kinetic die Casting Company are A380 aluminum and A413 aluminum. There are reasons to use either metal.

 

So here are a few of the details (http://www.kineticdiecasting.com/casting_aluminum.html):

A380
Availability – More
Material cost – Less
Flexibility – More
Thermal Conductivity – Less
Electrical Conductivity  – More
Pounds/Inch – More
Pressure Tight – Less
Surface Polish – Less

 

A413
Availability – Less
Material cost – More
Flexibility – Less
Thermal Conductivity – More
Electrical Conductivity – More
Pounds/Inch – Less
Pressure Tight – More
Surface Polish – More

A380 is the most common die casting aluminum used worldwide. Most part blue prints do not call out the aluminum type so the default is A380.

Call Kinetic Die Casting Company at 818-982-9200 or send us an email with your questions at sales@kineticdc.com

There is a chart on this web page that give much more details:
Alloys for Aluminum Die Casting

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3 Responses to A380 Aluminum Alloy verses A413 Aluminum Alloy

  1. Jim H. says:

    Is that a typo, where you had “more” for electrical conductivity on both the A380 and A413…?

    I assume since the thermal conductivity was less for A380, that the electrical conductivity was also less.

  2. James says:

    hey, I’ve been reading this blog for a while and I like your blog posts. They are very inspirational.

  3. Marquell says:

    A380 Aluminum Alloy verses A413 Aluminum Alloy is hard to choose

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