If you didn’t check out our previous post about irregular and uncommon shapes, you might be thinking, “A blog about shapes? What am I, a preschooler?” Without additional context, that is a fair assumption, dear reader. However, the reason we’re continuing to cover odd shapes is not only beca…Read More
USING OUR IN-HOUSE TOOLING DEPARTMENT, WE CUT A HARD TOOL FROM STEEL.
Molten metal is injected into the cavity under high pressure filling thin walls and small features. The metal solidfies very quickly and the die is opened to eject the casting(s). The tooling can be single or multicavity depending on part size and quantity requirements. Expected tool life can vary based on the tooling material and part geometry.
Die casting eliminates the cost of labor and materials for single use molds and is the most economical method for making high quantities of parts in a short time. American made die castings can are often cost competitive with foreign made parts, with superior lead times, quality, and shipping costs. Tooling for die casting is designed to last for thousands of shots without degradation.
Die casting is often a natural progression for RPM parts to move from prototyping and small volumes, to production and higher volumes. Our die casting service is offered through a strategic partnership with a local partner foundry.
Advantages: Most consistent geometry; durable tooling can produce thousands of parts; can rapidly produce hundreds or thousands of castings; excellent option for production parts.