Aluminum Engine Block
Good dimensional accuracy
Smoother cast surface finish than sand casting
Improved mechanical properties compared to sand casting
Thinner walls can be cast compared to sand casting
Reverse draft internal pockets and forms can be cast in using preformed sand core inserts
Steel pins and inserts can be cast in to the part
Faster production times compared to other processes.
Once the tolling is proven, the product quality is very repeatable.
Outsourced Tooling setup costs can be lower than UK sand casting.