The design and manufacture of a metal component involves a multitude of decision points and will be influenced by considerations such as structural performance, weight, lead time, cost and aesthetics. It is understandable, therefore, that thoughts about how precisely that component is going to be manufactured are often left until the design is at a fairly … Read more
ALUMINIUM CASTING ALLOY LM25M
(BS 1490:1988 LM25)
LM25 is a common general purpose alloy of aluminium which is used where good mechanical properties are needed. It has a good resistance to corrosion and has high strength. It responds well to heat treatment and is available in four different conditions. Its uses are increased by its availability in as-cast and partially heat-treated condition as well.
LM25 has numerous applications including electrical, food, chemical and marine. It is extensively used in the automotive sector where cylinder blocks, wheels, heads and other parts are regularly cast in this aluminium alloy. LM25 offers good machinability.
Chemical Composition – Al-Si17Mg0.5
For detailed Chemical Composition, Typical Mechanical Properties and Comparative Specifications please view the LM25M data sheet.