Die casting is one of the most prolific and versatile metal working processes used at a metal foundry. This process can be used to create an endless amount of parts in diverse varieties from every possible industry. Basically, if you need a particular part, chances are die casting could be the way to go. Die casting began in the mid-nineteenth century, but advances in technology have kept moving it forward and improvements are always being made. There are several advantages in choosing die casting, but not everybody knows what they are. Here is what sets die casting apart from the other metal casting processes.
Die Casting Complexity
Die casting is able to produce complex shapes with closer tolerances compared to the many other casting processes. Because little or even no machining is required, thousands of identical castings can be produced before any additional tooling is required. High-speed production is a great benefit.
Plastic injection moldings with the same dimensions as die cast parts are less strong. Thin wall castings are lighter and stronger when compared to other casting methods. In addition, die cast parts do not consist of pieces welded or otherwise fastened together.
Products and Parts
Die-cast products can be made with textured or smooth surfaces and are easily finished or plated with a minimal amount of effort.
Parts that are die cast are durable and dimensionally stable and maintain close tolerances. They are also resistant to heat.
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