What is ADC6?

What is composition of ADC6?

JIS symbolISO symbolCuSiMgZnFeMnNiSnPbTiAl
ADC60.1 max.1.0 max.2.5 to 4.00.4 max.0.8 max.0.4 to 0.60.1 max.•0.1 max.Remainder

why we choose ADC6 Die Casting 

ADC6 Die Casting is a commonly used aluminum alloy for die casting. The reasons for choosing ADC6 for die casting, along with its advantages and disadvantages, are as follows:

ADC6 Die Casting Advantages:

  1. Excellent mechanical properties: ADC6 has high strength and hardness, along with good fatigue resistance, making it suitable for applications that require high load-bearing capacity and long-term usage.
  2. Good fluidity: ADC6 exhibits good flowability and fillability, allowing it to fill complex mold cavities during the die casting process, enabling the production of high-precision castings.
  3. Good corrosion resistance: ADC6 has good resistance to corrosion, making it suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions such as moisture, acidic, or alkaline environments.
  4. High machinability: ADC6 is easy to machine and weld, facilitating subsequent machining and assembly processes.

ADC6 Die Casting Disadvantages:

  1. Low thermal stability: ADC6 has poor thermal stability and is prone to thermal deformation and discoloration. Special considerations are needed when using it in high-temperature environments.
  2. High liquid shrinkage: ADC6 undergoes liquid shrinkage during solidification, which can lead to casting defects such as shrinkage or internal porosity. Proper casting design and process control are required.
  3. Higher cost: Compared to other aluminum alloy materials, ADC6 has a higher cost, which may impose some economic burden in large-scale production.

The choice of using ADC6 for die casting should be based on specific application requirements, cost considerations, and technical requirements. If high strength, high precision, and good corrosion resistance are needed, and the cost is acceptable, then ADC6 is a viable choice. However, if the application involves high-temperature environments or cost sensitivity, alternative materials may need to be considered.

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