356 is a cast aluminum alloy consisting of 6.5 to 7.5% silicon, 0.6% iron, 0.25% copper, 0.2 to 0.45% magnesium, 0.25% titanium, 0.35% zinc and 0.35% manganese. This alloy is typically heat treated to improve its strength characteristics. 356 is commonly used to make many parts, including structural, machine, automotive, medical, transportation, impellers, housings, pump components, tools, covers, frames, and bases.
At Patriot Foundry & Castings, we specialize in producing metal alloy castings, including with the 356 alloy. We’re capable of handling 356 alloy casting jobs from one to thousands of pieces, and 356 castings between half an ounce and over 100 pounds. We also cast a variety of other nonferrous metals.
We’re proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified. Our DUNS number is 826918117, and our CAGE Code is 54J41.
356 Alloy Properties
|Density||Ultimate Tensile Strength||Brinell Hardness||Melting Onset|
|170 lb/ft3||16 to 33 x 103 psi||55 to 75||1060 °F|