Check this out! It’s a very interesting video about aluminum cans recycling! And how this process is one of the most ecological in world! Aluminun can be recycled on its 100%, it’s a great raw material.
Aluminum recycling is the process by which scrap aluminum can be reused in products after its initial production. The process involves simply re-melting the metal, which is far less expensive and energy intensive than creating new. Recycling scrap aluminum requires only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminium.
Sources for recycled aluminium include foundries, aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, boats, computers, cookware, gutters, siding, wire and many other products that require a strong light weight material, or a material with high thermal conductivity. As recycling does not damage the metal’s structure, aluminium can be recycled indefinitely and still be used to produce any product for which new aluminium could have been used.
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Craig Johnson’s open house metal casting event at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, on May 2, 2009. The public was invited to come in on a Saturday to try their hand at making making molds and pouring iron, brass, and aluminum. All kinds of people came, from high school students and even a lawyer who made souvenir items, to people who restored old machinery and needed to make replacement parts. A good time was had by all. (Short version).
Aluminum castings can be made with many different techniques that work for different purposes. For a low to middle sized production the most recommendable in order to have competitive costs while maintaining a high quality will be to use sand casting or a permanent mold casting.
Sand aluminum castings are ideal for a low production, it allows a quick manufacture maintaining a low budget, it also offers the possibility of having a versatility in the production process since it would be relatively easy to make a change on the printing model.
Permanent mold castings are much better for a middle range production, it offers a higher fidelity on the aluminum product or part and it is also much faster to manufacture than other methods, with this kind of casting you will get high quality and control over your aluminum products.
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