There are three main types of non ferrous metals: aluminium, magnesium and copper. Aluminium casting is dominated by the automotive industry. Although aluminium castings are more expensive than ferrous castings, there is a continuing market requirement to reduce vehicle weight and to increase fuel efficiency. When aluminium alloys are cast, there are many potential sources of defects which can harm the quality of the casting such as shrinkage defects, gas porosity and oxide inclusions. Pressure diecasting is the most commonly used casting process for aluminium as well as magnesium alloy castings. Magnesium alloy castings are used for aerospace, automotive and electronic applications. Their main advantage is their light weight. The melting of copper and copper-based alloys also presents special problems. Molten copper dissolves both oxygen and hydrogen and on solidification, these can cause porosity in the casting.
Foseco supplies products and equipment for each of the non ferrous metal types to prevent casting defects.
Foseco offer a broad range of organic and inorganic mould and core binder systems.Find out more
2. Die Dressings and Coatings
Foseco offers a range of sand coatings as well as die dressing for all kind of non ferrous foundries.Find out more
3. Feeding Systems
Foseco’s feeding system products are designed to help foundry operators make sound castings, at reduced cost.Find out more
Foseco’s foundry filters are designed and produced with the best inclusion reduction and flow control characteristics in the industry.Find out more
5. Crucibles, Refractories and Ceramics
Foseco offers the foundryman a complete range of silicon carbide and clay graphite crucibles, retorts and other specialised shapes for use in fuel fired, induction and electric resistance furnaces.Find out more
6. Melt Treatment
Foseco is at the leading edge of industry efforts to improve the metallurgical performance of castings offering a package of consumables and equipment for the production of clean, reproducible metal quality in a range of non ferrous alloys.Find out more