Aluminum alloy (not standardized) with the chemical denomination AlSi5Mg for use in sand casting and gravity die casting. The chemical composition of an alloy of this type with the brand name Anticorodal®-50 from the manufacturer Rheinfelden Alloys GmbH & Co. KG can be found in Table 1.
Outstanding resistance to weathering and very good resistance to see water; good mechanical properties in the as-cast condition and very good after artificial ageing (Table 1, see Hardening), very good polishability and machinability, particularly when artificially aged (Table 2).
Areas of application
Architecture, fittings, lighting, household appliances, air conditioning, art casting, food industry, mechanical engineering, pattern/mold making, optics/furniture, shipbuilding, chemical industry (Table 3). Two castings made of this alloy are exemplified in Fig. 1.
Aluminum gravity die casting alloys
Heat treatment of hardenable aluminum alloys