The Metals in the charts below can be used in both sand and investment castings.

COMMONLY CAST FERROUS ALLOYS
 Alloy TypeSpecificationCond.PSI x 1000 Tensile Yeild% EL. In 1″Comments
Carbon and Low Alloy Steels1020MIL-S-22131
ASTM-A-27
MIL-S-15083
MIL-S-22146
MIL-S-81591
QQ-S-681
Anneal604035Carburizing and case hardening grade
 4130MIL-S-22141
AMS 5336
ASTM-A-148
MIL-S-15803
QQ-S-681
Quench and temper1501157Deep hardening, high strength, wear and fatigue resistance for structural applications where welding may be required.
 8620MIL-S-22141
ASTM-A-27
QQ-S-681
Norm. and temper1058510Carburizing grade
Austenitic Stainless Steel302AMS-5358
ASTM-A-296
MIL-S-81591
Sol. Treat.   Good corosion and oxidation resistance to approximately 1600° F
 303AMS 5341
ASTM-A-296
MIL-S-81591
Sol. Treat.   Free Matching grade
 304
304L
AMS-5370
ASTM-A-296
ASTM_A-351
MIL-S-81591
Sol. Treat.   Excellent corrosion and oxidation resistance to 1600° F.
 316AMS 5360
ASTM-A-296
ASTM-A-351
MIL-S-81591
Sol. Treat.   Good corrosion resistance and moderate strength for intermediate temperature application.
 347AMS 5362
ASTM-A-296
ASTM-A-351
MIL-S-81591
Sol. Treat.703030For applications involving welding, good corrosion and oxidation resistance to 1700° F., CB to mini size C, Precipitation at Grain Boundaries
Precip. Hardening Stainless Steel17-4PHAMS 5355
AMS 5342
AMS 5343
AMS 5344
ASTM, A747C,
B7CU
Sol. Treat./aged @ 900 to 11001801506Excellent strength with good ductility, corrosion and oxidation resistance to approximately 900° F.
 15-5AMS 5346
ASTM A747CB,
7CU-2
Sol. Treat./ Aged @ 925°F1801606Resistance to stress corrosion superior to 17-4 PH.
Martensitic Stainless Steel410AMS 5350
ASTM-A-296
ASTM-A-351
MIL-S-16993
MIL-S-81591
Hard. and temper95758Wide range of properties can be obtained through heat treatments – moderate corrosion and oxidation resistance to approximately 1200° F.
 416AMS 5349
MIL-S-81591
Hard. and temper95658Free machining version of 410.
 Greek AscoloyAMS 5354Hard. and temper14511510Temperatures up to 1000° F with better strength and resistance to tempering of a higher temperature 410
 440CAMS 5352
MIL-S-81591
Annealed   Can be hardened to approximately RC 55/60 highest of any corrosion resistant steell.
Nickel Base AlloysHAST BAMS 5396As cast70404Superior oxidation resistance to approximately 2200° F.
HAST XAMS 5390As cast704512
 HAST CAMS 5388As cast72466
 INCONELASTM A7473
ASTM A744
As cast754025Good strength and toughness from cryogenic temperatures to 2000° F. Also excellent weldability.

COMMONLY CAST NON-FERROUS ALLOY
AluminumA356QQ-A-601
AMS-4260-4218
MIL-A-21180
QQ-A-596
T51
T6
T7
As cast
25
38
34
80
20
28
24
30
2
5
4
15
Most widely cast alloy. Good strength and corrosion resistance. Replaces alloy 356.
Copper BaseBeCu-20AMS-4890
MIL-C-19464
MIL-C-22087
Comp ID
As cast
Aged
Sol
Annealed and aged
90

150

50

120

15

1

Usable in all conditions. Excellent casting alloy.
 Si. BronzeQQ-C-593-1
MIL-C-22087 Comp 4
ASTM B291 Alloy 12A
ASTM B198 Alloy 12A
As cast602615Good strength & ductility. High corrosion resistance. Castability excellent.
 Sn. BronzeQQ-L-225-5 & 6
MIL-C-22087 Comp 3
QQ-B-691-5, 6 & 6X
ASTM-B143-1B & 27
SAE-620
QQ-C-390-3 & 5
As cast401520Good corrosion resistance. Resistant to wear. Machinability good. Castability good.