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Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing an Alloy

Q: Which alloy should I use?
A: Pentz offers a wide range of alloys. The choice of alloy depends on the application. See our Aluminum Alloy Selection Guide.

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Q: Which alloys do you cast in-house?
A; The most common used alloys are 356, A356, 357,535 and 713. See our Aluminum Alloy Selection Guide.

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Q: Can I change to a different aluminum alloy with existing tooling?
A. Yes, in most cases only minor tooling modifications are required.

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Q: What about other metal alloys?
A: Pentz can provide other alloys such as copper, magnesium, iron (ductile, malleable and grey), steel and stainless steel, through foundries with which the company has developed long term relationships. Pentz takes full responsibility for program management, quality and delivery of the finished cast parts from sub-contractors.

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Note: Each section contains information about specific subjects or terms as they apply to Pentz Cast Solutions. The Guide is as accurate as possible; however, all material is provided without warranty of any kind.

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