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Global Aluminum Die Castings Industry

Percentage Breakdown of Applications by Industry for

Transportation, Containers & Packaging, Building &

Construction, Consumer OEMs, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Aluminum to Find Greater Acceptance in Automotive Manufacture II-15

New Applications for Aluminum II-15

Factors Favoring Aluminum as a Material for Die Casts II-16

Recycled Metals - Preferred in Die Castings II-16

Die Casting: What Does the Future Hold? II-16

Areas of Applications for Aluminum Die Castings II-16

Aluminum: Ideal in Combination With Zinc II-17



Aluminum Die Casting - Types II-18

Low Pressure Die Casting II-18

High Pressure Die Casting II-18

Gravity Casting II-19

Automated Gravity Casting II-19

Manual and Semi Automated Gravity Casting II-19

Squeeze Casting II-19

Other Kinds of Casting II-19

Sand Molds II-19

Green Sand Molding II-19

High-Density Molding (High Squeeze Pressure/ Impact) II-20

Flaskless Molding II-20

Tight Flask Molding II-20

Skin-Dried and Dry Sand Molding II-20

Chemically Bonded Sand Molding II-20

Precision Casting Process II-20

Permanent Mold Casting of Ferrous Alloys II-20

Gravity Permanent Mold II-20

Low-pressure Permanent Mold II-21

High-Pressure Die Casting II-21

Investment Casting (Lost Wax) II-21

Ceramic Molding (Shaw Process) II-21

True Ceramic Molding II-21

Hitchiner Process (CLA, CLAS, CLAV) II-22

Alternatives to Aluminum Die Casting Processes II-22

Semi-Solid Forming Process Components: Superior to Mold Castings II-22

Rheocasting and Thixocasting Semi-Solid Forming Process II-22

The Alumax SSF Process II-22

Magnesium - A Threat to Aluminum Die Casts II-23

Comparative Analysis of Design Parameters II-23





Nemak SA Acquires J.L. French Automotive II-26

Aleris Takes Over Voerde Aluminum's Cast House II-26

Hyundai Translead to Establish Aluminum Die-Casting Plant in

Mexico II-26

Hongtu Technology to Expand Die-Casting Capacity II-26

Kenner Consortium Acquires Dynacast from Melrose II-27

Martinrea International Acquires Honsel AG II-27

Kaiser Aluminum Completes Alexco Acquisition II-27

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