In our previous blog post, the diecast tooling experts here at Protocast Inc. took a look at collecting diecast cars - something that’s not quite the same as what we do, but with the same name of “diecast”, we figured, why not? While another post on the matter might not fully illustrate the ar…Read More
Permanent Mold Casting
USING OUR IN-HOUSE TOOLING DEPARTMENT, WE CUT A HARD TOOL FROM EITHER STEEL, OR GRAPHITE.
The tooling can be single or multi-cavity depending on part size and quantity requirements. Expected tool life can vary based on the tooling material and part geometry. As the name implies, Permanent Mold casting eliminates the cost of single use molds. Permanent Mold casting is a often an economical option for customers needing parts that would typically be small to intermediate sand castings. By eliminating the material and labor costs normally associated with sand casting, the casting costs can be made more affordable. Tooling for Permanent Mold casting is often less expensive than die casting since the metal is not under high pressure, and produces less stress on the tooling.
Advantages: Consistent geometry; durable tooling can produce thousands of parts; can rapidly produce hundreds of castings; excellent option between sand casting and die casting.