Casting Alloy and Process Selector (CAPS) v1.0

The Casting Alloy and Process Selector (CAPS) has been developed based on best known data and practices for North American metalcasters. To help select a casting process for your component, enter the known data below. The greater the data provided, the more specific your results. Questions…contact PDA Customer service at

Alloy Selector

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Hint: Begin search with 1 or 2 criteria and narrow the results from there.

  Estimated Weight of New Component (in LBS)

  Overall Length (in Inches)

  Minimum Section Thickness (in Inches)

  Maximum Section Thickness (in Inches)

  Minimum Surface Finish Desired (in RMS)

  Maximum Surface Finish Desired (in RMS)

  Estimated Annual Production Volume (in Number of Pieces)


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NOTE: The order below is not indicative of which alloy or process is best for your component. Look to the data to help determine the best combination.

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