Category Archives: Aluminum Die Casting

How Mold and Tool Maintenance Helps in Quality Die Casting

While carrying out die casting, the maintenance of mold and the foundry is of utmost importance. It can improve the production process by increasing the efficiency and thus save valuable time. Due to this, most of the die casting companies operates mold maintenance and tooling department. These specialized departments will help in the maintenance of […]

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What is Type II Anodizing and What are its Benefits

Anodizing is an electrochemical process using which aluminum is being turned into aluminum oxide on the surface of a component. Anodizing is done to raise the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. Since Type II anodizing is common, die casters can make a porous surface finish, which can accept […]

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The Elements of Zinc Aluminum Alloys in Die Casting

The zinc aluminum alloys are denoted by the letters “ZA” and the numbers following the hyphen denote the nominal aluminum content on approximate. There are three main ZA alloys, namely ZA-8, ZA-12, and ZA-27. The ZA-8 alloy has nominal aluminum content of above 8.4 percent and copper content of 1 percent. ZA-8 alloys have the […]

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How Cost Reduction Techniques are Used in Each Stages of Die Casting

Cost reduction is one of the key goals in the die casting process. Die casters employ numerous methods in each stage of the casting process in order to make it most cost effective without compromising on the quality of the component. Mostly, these methods are limited to specific aspects of the casting process and are […]

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A Brief Comparison between Die Casting and 3D Printing

Aluminum, magnesium, zinc, as well as brass, are the prominent raw materials used by modern-day foundries to die cast components. For additive printing, however, raw materials titanium, stainless steel, silver, gold, gypsum, bronze, brass, and so on, are used in general. Below is a comparison between 3D Printing and die casting, two of the most […]

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Factors that Influence the Choice of Colors in Anodizing of Alloys

Anodizing is a post treatment method in aluminum die casting and black hard anodizing will make an alloy somewhat corrosion free. Die casters offer post-treatment for original equipment manufacturers, but the end consumers may feel that any color can be mixed and matched whilst anodizing aluminum. However, that is not always true. Black hard anodizing […]

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A Brief Intro of Brass Die Casting

Brass die casting is a type of copper alloy die casting that has very good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. However, owing to the need of high metal temperatures and short life of the die casting mold, this type of die casting is not widely used. Of all the alloys used in brass die casting, […]

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Using Die Casting Simulation for Preventing Shrinkage Porosity

Mould filling is one of the most important stages of die casting and is done with utmost care due to the probability of several defects such as shrinkage porosity and air entrapment. The poured melt is used to compress the gas, which is discharged outside via a vent. Avoiding many of the defects such as […]

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Importance of Co-Design in Die Casting

Co-designing refers to a fundamental aspect of die casting that involves collaboration among the die caster and the client for creating a product based on the required technical characteristics. This will aid in delivering a product that fits in properly with the specific technical requirements offered by the client as well as make sure it […]

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Die Casting Surface Finish and Treatments Used in Automotive Components

Die casting process is preferred in the automotive industry due to the stringent requirement of aesthetic and functional properties in the design of a component. During the die cast process, the manufacturer applies certain techniques for shielding the component against any external agents. All of the components used in the automotive industry undergo such surface […]

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