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How Foundries Perform Flash Removal on Aluminum or Zinc Castings

Foundry engineers pour molten metal of zinc or aluminum into a mold cavity or die cavity with force in high-pressure die casting. Due to the applied pressure, the molten metal forms flash around the casting within the mold cavity. This flash is usually wafer thin, and should be removed prior to shipping the die cast […]

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An Overview of Centrifugal Casting, its Types, and Benefits

Die casters use centrifugal casting technique in order to cast components with intricate geometry. The notion behind centrifugal casting in a general sense is pouring molten metal into a rotating mold’s center portion that is thrown outward due to centrifugal force. The machines used in centrifugal casting in order to spin the mold come with […]

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3 Common Applications of Magnesium Die Casting Alloys

Magnesium is the most preferred choice of die casting companies who need a lightweight die casting component with an exceptional strength to weight ratio. One of most common magnesium alloys used for die casting, AZ91D has excellent properties when it comes to die casting, which enable die casters in Mexico and the US to design […]

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How Chrome Plating is Done on the Surface of Zinc Die Casting

Chrome plating on zinc casting are used on exterior parts of automotives. Everything from door handles, side panels, and window trims, to emblems and logos made of zinc are chrome plated for an added styling. Aside from automotive, foundries use chrome plating on zinc castings for making an array of mechanical components. Zinc can be […]

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An Overview of Squeeze Casting – Its Types and Applications in Different Segments

Squeeze casting is a manufacturing process, which combines both die casting and metal forging. It can potentially provide a casted component with highest attainable mechanical properties on the final part. Squeeze casting is acquired by original equipment manufacturers to make aluminum alloy parts, which are yet to be commercialized properly. The process begins by pouring […]

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Why is Draft Angle Important for Die Casting

Die casting essentially is the process of injecting molten metal into the mold cavity at high pressures. The process can help create components of accurate dimensions thus making it suitable for mass-producing critical parts for use in different purposes. While casting aluminum, numerous techniques are utilized for producing huge quantities of finished products with the […]

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Hot Chamber Injection System Design and Casting Process Optimization

A hot chamber injection system is a vital requirement for optimizing the casting process. Proper design of the system is therefore important in order to correctly optimize the castings and thus obtain the desired results. In the design, the two major constituents such as the feed and the runner form the connection amidst the injection […]

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Why Aluminum Bronze is Preferred in Metal Die Casting

If you are mulling over which metal alloy to select for metal casting, consider choosing aluminum bronze, which is a compound of copper and aluminum. Sometimes, other elements such as nickel, manganese, iron, and silicon are also added to aluminum bronze, but the percentage of aluminum is generally 5 to 11. The extent of aluminum […]

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Commonly Used Zinc Plating Processes to Avoid Corrosion of Ferrous Metals

Engineers electroplate zinc coatings on a ferrous metal surface in order to create a barrier, which would avoid substrate corrosion. Zinc provides an affordable means of corrosion resistance for ferrous metals and is popularly used in an array of manufacturing methods. In fact, everything from bolts, nuts, and automobile parts to a plethora of consumer […]

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What are Ejector Pins and Why They are Used in Aluminum Die Cast Mold Making

Ejector pins are an important aspect of designing and molding phase of die cast mold making with aluminum. Also known as knockout pins, they are attached to the movable half of the casting known as the ‘ejector half’ in order to push out the casting from the mold cavity. Once the solidified mold ejects from […]

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