What is pressure die casting? How it is used in Industrial design?


Die casting is a manufacturing process that apparently produces geometrically complex metal parts through the use of reusable molds, known as dies. It involves the use of a furnace, metal, die casting machine, and die. The metal, typically a non-ferrous alloy such as aluminium or zinc, is melted in the furnace and then injected into the dies in the die casting machine.

There are two main types of die casting machines – hot chamber machines (used for alloys with low melting temperatures, such as zinc) and cold chamber machines (used for alloys with high melting temperatures, such as aluminium). In both the machines, after the molten metal is injected into the dies, it rapidly cools and solidifies into the final part, called the casting.

Pressure Die casting however, is done for high volume run components that carry thinner wall thicknesses. It requires a range of most advanced Pressure Die Casting machines to manufacture highest quality aluminium extrusion and castings for diversified needs of varied customer base. Pressure die casting machines ranges from 80 Tonne to 1100 Tonne.

High Pressure die casting molds, also referred to as high pressure die casting tooling, are made from steel hardened so that it can bear high temperatures and extreme pressures. There are many types of high pressure die casting tooling – simple-inexpensive inserts to complete high pressure die casting dies. Once a high pressure die casting tool is produced, the cost of producing high pressure die casting parts reduces. There are companies who can make your high pressure die casting die or fit your inserts into one of the holders at a very competitive price.

It cannot be denied that the Die Casting process is a very versatile method of manufacturing high volume non-ferrous metal parts. This manufacturing process creates parts by injecting molten metal into a die at high pressure and high velocity, and this process allows very complex parts to be made economically and effectively. The parts created vary greatly in size and weight.

Designing products for die casting can be a tricky task, especially when it is about designing housings for it has aesthetics and mechanical requirements. Thin-wall enclosures can be particularly difficult and will often require strength. The design of a die cast part can drastically affect its manufacturing costs, but if the design has been refined to meet mass production, the results then can be very rewarding.

There are a lot of different aspects that are considered in industrial design, such as Undercut, Draft Angle, Uniform wall thickness, Parting Line, Fillets, Bosses, Openings, Letterings.

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