Not just magnesium, but a whole host of other materials as well. This short note is designed to give you a better appreciation of just how extensive the use of magnesium sand casting is for everyday purposes across the board. And lest it is forgotten, there are other materials in use as well. There is steel, aluminum, plastic and even paper being utilized during the sand casting processes. It all depends on the end product and what it is going to be used for. For instance, casting with clay will see the end result of a coffee mug or vase for use in the kitchen and living area.
But the use of magnesium and steel will be considered for much larger scales. In-between, magnesium is still being prepared for intricate details such as the applications being made to kitchen and electrical appliances. Plastic is still being cast for décor and functional applications in the interiors of the motor vehicle. Aluminum will be applied to the cars exteriors. Fiber glass use remains popular because of its light-weight and sustainable features.
But in the heavy industry space, the use of steel is unavoidable. Steel is almost non-enforceable and needs to contribute towards mechanical and engineering parts remaining intact and not susceptible to faulty break-downs due to incorrect use even. It is necessary when you consider the safety factors involved. Just think of the giant airplane propeller on a global carrier. It is certainly critical for the military industrial complex.
And let us not forget the health and food services industries where lives are, quite literally, at stake. By now, you begin to appreciate just how critical it is that sand casting processes be carried out with great skill and precision and with little to no margin for error.