The ability to accurately reverse engineer existing castings is essential to any modern foundry. Reverse engineering could be required for a variety of reasons ranging from replication of an old casting where original patterns have been lost to improving mechanical performance or learning from an existing design to replicate or improve it. Whatever the reason, … Read more
Aluminium casting alloy LM6M (Standard Casting to BS 1490:1988 LM6) has a high resistance to corrosion and excellent castability. It finds uses in numerous places due to these properties such as marine, manifolds, motor casings, cast doors, pumping applications. It is also especially suitable where castings need to be welded together. The ductility of LM6 castings means they can be easily rectified and modified into shape. It is equally adaptable for both sand and permanent mould casting and for die castings.
LM6 aluminium castings have excellent resistance to corrosion in marine environments, possess excellent ductility, but is of medium strength and is not heat treated. Its strength falls off rapidly at high temperatures. Its elastic limit is low and it is fairly difficult to machine.
Chemical Composition – Al-Si12
For detailed Chemical Composition, yypical mechanical properties and comparative specifications please view the LM6M data sheet by filling out the form below.
All information in our data sheets and website is indicative only and is not intended to be a substitute for the full specification from which it is extracted. It is intended to provide typical values to allow comparison between metal alloy options rather than a definitive statement of mechanical performance or suitability for a particular application as these will vary with temperature, product type and product application. It is presented apart from contractual obligations and does not constitute any guarantee of properties or of processing or application possibilities in individual cases. Our warranties and liabilities are stated exclusively in our terms of tradingc
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