22May

Aluminum Die Casting Features & Die Life Considerations

Should you use aluminum for your die casting? There are a number of advantages in doing so. Aluminum is lightweight, corrosion resistant, has high thermal and electrical conductivity and is durable. Aluminum remains strong even at high temperatures, and it retains high dimensional stability even with thin walls and in complex shapes. It also has Read More


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10Aug

How to Avoid Die Casting Defects

The production of die-castings includes a number of steps, any of which can result in a defective casting if not properly executed. Since repairing bad castings can be expensive, it’s important to avoid defect occurrences if possible. We’ll look at some common to areas of  die casting defects — including wall thickness and die surface Read More


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20Jul

When Does It Make Sense to Move to Die Casting?

Die casting is becoming a top option for parts production because it features significant advantages over many other methods. We’ve found it to be one of the more cost-effective solutions, especially when you’re working with complex parts, because it can achieve tight tolerances and build out unique shapes with less machining. Dies can be made Read More


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31May

Prototyping Strategies for Die Casting

When it was first introduced as a production method in the mid-1800s, die casting was used almost exclusively to make type for printers. Die casting enabled manufacturers to produce the individual letters and punctuation marks printers needed for their typing machines faster while maintaining size and quality consistency. These enhanced production capabilities reduced printing errors Read More


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