Category Archives: Die Cast Light Fixtures

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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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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How Robotics are Helping Shot Blasting in Different Manufacturing Segments

A robotic blaster is a conjunction of a shot blasting system and a multiple-axis robot engineered especially for suiting select applications. The robotic blaster can be used for distinct blast cleaning activities such as deburring, desanding and shot peening. Usually, the automobile makers use this compact, efficient, and noise-protected blaster to deburr and lay surface […]

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Major Post-Casting Finishing Processes Used in Die Cast Components

Before shipping off to the client, all the die cast parts undergo a series of processes. While die casting, the metal molds or dies are preheated and coated in a die release agent before the molten metal is injected. However, the casted components need to undergo numerous coatings, finishes, painting, and polishing before shipping. This […]

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Why A380 is so Popular among Die Casters

Die casting is a highly complex metal shaping process, which requires great attention to deals. In addition to that, the metals and alloys that are used for different die casting processes also need to be selected wisely. This is why it is best to seek the help of experienced die cast mold making companies, as […]

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3 Main Benefits of Using Anodized Aluminum for Light Fixtures

Black hard anodizing is a post-treatment process in die casting. All aluminum materials can be color anodized, but if you choose black hard anodizing, the die cast light fixtures used will stay corrosion free and won’t discolor easily. Most aluminum reflectors can be prototyped and be made as short-run parts without the need for hard […]

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Patterns Used in Different Casting Processes

Die-casting is a manufacturing process wherein molten metal is poured into a mold to cast parts. The molten metal in the mold will be allowed to cool off and solidify to form the desired part inside the cavity. The solidified metal is called the casting, which will be ejected out of the mold and finished […]

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Black Zinc Treatment and its Importance in Die Casting

Black zinc refers to a zinc plate treatment used in die casting that provides the product or component surface with aesthetic as well as functional qualities. It is a type of zinc plating intended to provide functional characteristics to a product or service such as resistance from corrosion or rust. There are different types of […]

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Types of Raw Materials Used by Engineers to Die Cast Engine Blocks

You might already know that graphite cast iron is used in sand casting and aluminum alloys are used in foundries to make the engine blocks. This is because aluminum alloys meet most of the parameters of engine blocks and weigh lower in comparison to cast iron. For the petrol engines though, engineers prefer graphite cast […]

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