What are the applications of gravity casting

PINO’s automated tilting gravity die casting machine can customize the equipment you want according to your gravity die casting parameters.

Leon Ling

Leon Ling

Global Marketing Manager for PINO Machinery

Gravity casting is a common metal forming process that uses a gravity die casting machine to cause liquid metal to flow into a mold through the force provided by gravity, causing it to solidify into a part of the desired shape. Gravity casting is widely used in the field of industrial production and manufacturing due to its advantages of low cost, high production capacity and high production efficiency.


  1. Application in automobile manufacturing:
    Gravity casting is widely used in automobile manufacturing, mainly in the manufacture of automobile engines and body structures. For automotive engine parts, the gravity casting process can produce high-precision, high heat-resistant, high-strength aluminum alloy cylinder blocks, crankcases, intake manifolds and other parts, which can increase engine power and reduce fuel consumption. Reduced the overall weight of the car. For the manufacture of automobile body structures, gravity casting can produce aluminum alloy body components with complex shapes, high strength and good rigidity, which can improve the safety and comfort of the whole vehicle. Many wheel hubs, as well as motorcycle wheels, are also realized using gravity casting technology.
  2. the application of the valve pipeline:Our PINO gravity die casting machine is often used for some gravity casting of water meters, pipe fittings, valve structural parts and other pipes, such as water meters, faucets, brass die-casting, and is also widely used.
  1. Application in energy and environmental protection:
    The application of gravity casting in the field of energy and environmental protection also plays an important role. First of all, in the field of renewable energy, such as wind energy, solar energy and other fields, gravity casting is used to produce impellers, towers, shafting and other components. These components need to have good corrosion resistance, high strength and high stability, and the gravity casting process can meet these requirements and improve the efficiency and service life of the equipment. In addition, in terms of environmental protection, gravity casting can also be applied to the manufacture of sewage treatment equipment, air purification equipment, etc., to improve treatment efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
  2. Applications in other fields:
    In addition to the above fields, gravity casting is also widely used in some other fields. For example, in the petrochemical industry, gravity casting is used to manufacture oil refining equipment, storage tanks and other equipment to meet the requirements of harsh working conditions such as high temperature, high pressure, and corrosion. In the machinery manufacturing industry, gravity casting can be used to manufacture heavy equipment such as large machine tools, special steel equipment, and port lifting equipment to improve the durability and safety of the equipment. In the metallurgical industry, gravity casting is also used in the production of various ingots, pipes and other products to improve production efficiency and product quality.
aluminum gravity die casting machine

Different options for different materials

Gravity casting is a common metal casting process that is suitable for casting many different materials, the following are gravity casting applications for some common materials:

  1. Aluminum alloy: Gravity casting is widely used in the manufacture of aluminum alloy parts, such as automotive engine parts, aircraft structural parts, electronic product casings, etc. Aluminum alloy has excellent mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and thermal conductivity, and gravity casting can obtain high forming accuracy and surface quality.
  2. Magnesium alloy: Magnesium alloy has the characteristics of light weight and high strength, and is suitable for aerospace, automobile and other fields. Gravity casting magnesium alloy can obtain relatively uniform microstructure and good surface quality.
  3. Copper alloys: Gravity casting copper alloys are mainly used in the fields of ships and aerospace, such as copper alloy propellers and marine propellers. Copper alloys have good thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance, and gravity casting can produce copper alloy parts with complex shapes.
  4. Iron and steel: Although the traditional gravity casting process is mainly applied to non-ferrous metals, iron-based gravity casting technology has emerged in recent years. Gravity casting steel is mainly used in special fields, such as nuclear power, military industry, etc., to manufacture complex steel parts and components.
  5. Cast iron: Gravity casting is widely used in cast iron products, such as automobile and mechanical parts, etc. Cast iron has good wear resistance and compression resistance, and gravity casting can produce high-density and high-strength iron castings.

In general, gravity casting is suitable for the casting of many different materials, and can produce parts and components with complex shapes and good performance, which are widely used in automobiles, aerospace, ships, machinery and other fields.

As a common metal forming process, gravity casting has a wide range of applications in automobile manufacturing, water meter faucets, energy and environmental protection, and other fields. Its advantages of low cost, high capacity and high production efficiency make gravity casting the preferred process for many manufacturing industries. With the continuous advancement of science and technology, the gravity casting process is also constantly improving and innovating. It can be predicted that gravity casting will be more and more widely used in more fields in the future, making greater contributions to the development of all walks of life.

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