Cast Aluminum Tooling Plate
Also known by trade names such as MIC-6 Cast, K-100 Cast, and ALCA PLUS Cast, cast aluminum tool and jig plate is produced from a fine-grain aluminum alloy that is free from internal stresses.
This material is internally stable, which assures minimum movement during machining. Tool and jig plate is a machined product, with flat surfaces and a surface finish equal to 32 micro-inches or better on both sides. It is machined with very little distortion. Using proper aluminum machining methods, tolerances in the thousandths can be maintained.
Cast aluminum tool and jig Plate is one-third as heavy as steel plate, which usually eliminates the need for heavy handling equipment for installation or set up, and reduces the load on ways and screws. It is highly resistant to corrosion, requiring no protective treatment. After the tool is obsolete, the plate carries a higher salvage value than steel.