What is Duralcan®?
Duralcan® composites are a series of ceramic particle-reinforced aluminium materials that are well suited for high pressure die castings.
The mechanical properties of prototypes or products made in Duralcan® exceed those of most aluminium, magnesium and zinc, whether they are made by high pressure die casting or other casting processes that we offer.
The most useful features of Duralcan® composites are their high strength, stiffness, wear resistance, thermal conductivity, their improved elevated temperature tensile and fatigue strengths and their low density and coefficient of thermal expansion. This unique spectrum of properties creates exciting new opportunities for die casters.
The Advantages of Duralcan® is High Strength and Stiffness
Duralcan® high pressure die castings exhibit high ultimate strength, yield strength and elastic modulus.
This is due to the reinforcement of the aluminium matrix with up to 20% silicon carbide(SiC) particles.
Some of the problems with weight constraints that plague designers and developers may be solved with Duralcan® composites. Because of their exceptional strength and stiffness, they might replace heavier materials, such as iron, steel and bronze, where un-reinforced aluminium could not.
The fatigue strength of the Duralcan® die casting composites is also greatly improved over those of un-reinforced aluminium die casting alloys such as A380, and A390. The fatigue strength is also over the gravity casting alloy A356. Furthermore it is comparable to those of aluminium forging alloys such as 2014 and 6061.
Temponik Skive A/S is the distributor of Duralcan® in Europe.
See the list of the metals we use in the production of prototypes.
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