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aluminum casting alloy designed-in corrosion resistance

2017-11-06 14:59

we have a speicial type aluminum casting alloy-K alloy can be used for aluminum die casting, pernament mold casting. Salt-spray testing over 3,000 hours resulted in no metal loss on K-Alloy component

we have a speicial type aluminum casting alloy-K alloy can be used for aluminum die casting, pernament mold casting.
Salt-spray testing over 3,000 hours resulted in no metal loss on K-Alloy components, as seen in comparison here with a component cast from a standard aluminum alloy.
Exposing aluminum or aluminum alloys to extremely harsh environments has always held an inherent risk of corrosion—which ultimately may result in product or system failure. With its innovative K-Alloy technology, Delphi Corp. (www.delphi.com) is helping licensed manufacturers to produce aluminum components that last longer in everything from vehicles to outdoor lighting components.
Delphi supplies mobile electronics and transportation systems for automotive manufacturers, including powertrain, safety, steering, thermal, and controlscurity systems, electrical/ electronic architecture, and in-car entertainment technologies. Originally, it developed and patented K-Alloy to produce more robust aluminum diecast components for under-hood applications where salt corrosion, heat, vibration, and shock could lead to part failure—and higher warranty costs for the manufacturer. In production since 2003, Delphi has millions of K-Alloy parts in the field demonstrating timeproven performance, as evidenced by fewer warranty claims.
This aluminum casting alloy is described as having “designed-in corrosion resistance.” Manufacturers licensed to use K-Alloy are introducing products that show corrosion resistance superior to parts made with traditional aluminum alloys like A380, A360, and A413.
K-ALLOY
K-Alloy has many benefits:
· Excellent corrosion resistance 
· Improved cooling due to better thermal conductivity
· Eliminates the need for pre and post operations like anodizing and painting
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
 US/UK | Metric

Material

Alloy

Tensile Strength 

Yield Strength (0.2%) 

Hardness 

Elongation 

 

 

MPa

MPa

Brinell (HB)

% in 50mm

Aluminum

K-Alloy

295

172

80

5

Material

Alloy

Tensile Strength

Yield Strength (0.2%)

Hardness

Elongation

 

 

PSI x 10 3

PSI x 10 3

Brinell (HB)

% in 50mm

Aluminum

K-Alloy

43

25

80

5

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
US/UK | Metric

Material

Alloy

Density 

Thermal Conductivity 

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 

Electrical Conductivity 

 

 

lb/in 3

BTU/h∙ft∙°F

µin/in°F

%IACS

Aluminum

K-Alloy

0.095

65.3

11.5

32

Material

Alloy

Density

Thermal Conductivity

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Electrical Conductivity

 

 

g/cm 3

W/m K

 µm/m°K

%IACS

Aluminum

K-Alloy

2.63

113

20.7

32

COMPOSITION

  ALUMINUM

%

K-Alloy

Aluminum

Bal.

Copper

0.05 - 0.08

Magnesium

0.35 - 0.50

Iron (max)

0.8 - 1.0

Tin (max)

0.03

Nickel (max)

0.03

Zinc

0.20

Manganese

0.50 - 0.60

Silicon

9.0 - 11.5

Chromium

0.05

Titanium

0.03 - 0.18

RoHS Compliant

 

ALUMINUM

%

K-Alloy

Aluminum

Bal.

Copper

0.05 - 0.08

Magnesium

0.35 - 0.50

Iron (max)

0.8 - 1.0

Tin (max)

0.03

Nickel (max)

0.03

Zinc

0.20

Manganese

0.50 - 0.60

Silicon

9.0 - 11.5

Chromium

0.05

Titanium

0.03 - 0.18

RoHS Compliant

ALUMINUM

%

K-Alloy

Aluminum

Bal.

Copper

0.05 - 0.08

Magnesium

0.35 - 0.50

Iron (max)

0.8 - 1.0

Tin (max)

0.03

Nickel (max)

0.03

Zinc

0.20

Manganese

0.50 - 0.60

Silicon

9.0 - 11.5

Chromium

0.05

Titanium

0.03 - 0.18

RoHS Compliant

ALUMINUM

%

K-Alloy

Aluminum

Bal.

Copper

0.05 - 0.08

Magnesium

0.35 - 0.50

Iron (max)

0.8 - 1.0

Tin (max)

0.03

Nickel (max)

0.03

Zinc

0.20

Manganese

0.50 - 0.60

Silicon

9.0 - 11.5

Chromium

0.05

Titanium

0.03 - 0.18

RoHS Compliant

ALUMINUM

%

K-Alloy

Aluminum

Bal.

Copper

0.05 - 0.08

Magnesium

0.35 - 0.50

Iron (max)

0.8 - 1.0

Tin (max)

0.03

Nickel (max)

0.03

Zinc

0.20

Manganese

0.50 - 0.60

Silicon

9.0 - 11.5

Chromium

0.05

Titanium

0.03 - 0.18

RoHS Compliant

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