Cast Aluminum [Tense]

  • Description
    • In many cases, when aluminum has a shape, it qualifies as cast aluminum. This material will most likely have a dull, grainy look to it. The material is typically brittle and can be broken up with tools or from dropping on the ground. If the finish has a shiny appearance, the material will probably be zinc die-cast, and it will need to be sort 
  • Upgrade potential
    • In some cases, car wheels might get mixed within a truckload of cast aluminum, so it is important to look for these as there is a sizable price difference. It is also important to check Cast Aluminum with a magnet. If the iron content is too high and the magnet sticks, it will be downgraded.
  • ISRI definition
    • Tense Mixed Aluminum Castings
      • Shall consist of all clean aluminum castings which may contain auto and airplane castings but no ingots, and to be free of iron, brass, dirt and other non-metallic items. Oil and grease not to total more than 2%.