Technical Information about Die Casting
Die Casting, A Description of theDie Casting Process-
Die casting is amanufacturing process in which molten metal is injected, under considerable pressure,into a hardened steel die or also called die casting mold. Dies are often water-cooled.The die is then opened, and the die casting parts are ejected (many times thousands of die casting parts each day, sometimes only a few hundred die casting parts). Once thedie casting tooling is paid for, die casting parts are a very inexpensive aluminum partmanufacturing process.
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Technical Information about Die Casting Aluminum Alloys Chemical Breakdown of Die Cast Aluminum Alloys Compare Other Die Casting Materials to Aluminum Compare Die Casting to Other Manufacturing Processes
Not normally over 2 feet square.
.001 pounds to 10 pounds.
Parts comply with the EU RoHS standards
New tooling setup is free with free first article report.
Aluminum die cast parts ± .002"/in.
Add ± .001" to ±.015" across parting line depending on size.
Minimum Draft Requirements:
Aluminum 1° to 3°.
Normal Minimum Section Thickness:
Aluminum die cast parts: 0.060" small parts, 0.090" medium parts.
Sometimes less than 100 parts, but usually 1,000 parts or more.
Normal Lead Time:
Tooling: Sometimes as little as 4 weeks or as much as 12 weeks.
Aluminum Die Casting Alloy Metals:
A360 Aluminum Alloy.
A380 Aluminum Alloy.
A383 Aluminum Alloy.
A413 Aluminum Alloy.