How to Purchase an Aluminum Die Casting Mold

In the previous blog on “Types of Die Casting Molds” I explained the basics of various molds that are common in the die casting industry. The understanding of what type of mold is being offered by your die cast sources is very important for valid quote comparisons and long term costs associated with mold life and maintenance with high volume die cast parts.

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Aluminum Die Casting – Types of Die Casting Dies

Many potential new purchasers of die castings do not understand what a die casting mold looks like or what the different types of molds that can be constructed are. The purchase of a mold is a large expenditure for the customer base and many times die cast quotes do not clearly define what type or quality of mold that is being offered thus creating an “apples to oranges” price comparison in the evaluation of a project.

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Tooling Guidelines for Aluminum Die Casting

Quite often I receive requests to quote parts for die casting and the purchaser may or may not realize what is involved in designing and fabricating a mold that will produce a quality die cast part in high volume quantities.

I am also surprised when new customers have tooling to transfer from an existing source and they are not fully aware what type of tooling they have purchased from their current vendor.

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Premier Engineered Products Presented with Education Award at the North America Die Casting Association (NADCA) Expo

The NADCA Tabletop Exposition was held in Louisville, Kentucky on September 16-18, 2013. The Exposition is a great opportunity for the die casting industry to convene, visit with industry vendors, and meet with peers to discuss current events and issues affecting the industry.

One of the events during the exposition is the Die Casting Industry Luncheon which is a tribute to individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the die casting industry and the North American Die Casting Association. The awards given out include safety awards, best congress paper award, the emphasis on education award, and the Doehler Award.

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Upcoming Events in the Die Casting Industry

With summer coming to an end, schools starting up their new year, and the weather ever-so-slowly shifting to a crisper and cooler feel, it’s time to start looking ahead into the fall and thinking about what the rest of 2013 will bring. You may already be buying Christmas presents and making plans for New Year’s Eve, but don’t forget about some important events coming up in the die casting industry before then!

What kind of events are we talking about? Trust us—there are plenty to choose from.

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