April 14, 2019 | Prototype Casting

Choosing the Right Metal for Your Casting Project

If you are ready to send your prototype to the metal casting team at Prototype Casting, one thing we’ll need to determine is which metal is right for your project. We work with a variety of metals, including aluminum, steel, zinc, bronze and iron. Each one has its own unique properties that can either benefit or detract from your final prototype, depending on your project.

Non-Ferrous Metals

Many of the metals that we work with in the casting process are non-ferrous, which means they do not contain iron and are not magnetic. These metals would include aluminum and zinc. The benefits of using a non-ferrous material in the metal casting process are that they are resistant to corrosion, making them hardier, especially beneficial for wet or outdoor projects. The benefits of a ferrous metal such as steel is their strength. Ferrous metals tend to be stronger, which means they can stand up to demands placed on their structure better.

Expert Advice and Experience

If you aren’t sure which metal is going to be right for your project, don’t worry. The team at Prototype Casting is happy to help you make those decisions, giving you advice based on our years of work in the casting business. We’re passionate about making sure that your prototype comes out perfectly so we’re invested in ensuring you get the best metals and quality along the way. Give us a call at 855-231-8765 and talk to a member of our team today! We’ll get your prototype into our metal casting facility as soon as possible and created in the metal that’s the best choice for your project.