Oct 162017
 

Recently, Tom stopped by my office. He is wanting a new aluminum product design. He wants a die casting product for a custom table. He has been CNC machining parts from aluminum. He wants to mass produce hundreds or thousands of aluminum parts. He believes die casting is his best option. We talked together about his options of continuing to CNC machine the parts, aluminum sand casting, and aluminum die casting parts. We talked about matching die casting draft angles. We talked about reducing part weight while increasing part strength. We talked about various die casting alloy materials. We talked about other potential die casting issues relating to production, such as ejector pin locations and porosity in thick sections. I believe Tom will be a very informed and happy customer.

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Contact Kineticdc if you need help with a new product design.
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Kinetic Die Casting Company
http://www.kineticdiecasting.com

6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605
(800) 524-8083
sales@kineticdc.com

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Sep 082017
 

Cox Die Casting Company is closed.

1528 W. 178th Street
Gardena, California 90248
Phone: 310 532-7544 Fax: 310 532-8588
The owners of Cox Die Casting Company decided to retire and sell all the assets of Cox Die Casting.

Kinetic Die Casting Company.

Kinetic Die Casting Company has negotiated with the owners of Cox Die Casting Company to continue some of their customer’s die casting part production requirements. If you purchase die casting parts from Cox, we will produce the parts for you. Just send us your die casting tooling. You can contact Kinetic Die Casting Company by calling 818-982-9200 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM from Monday through Thursday.

Requesting prices? Click the image to send us a price request for your parts and tooling.
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Kinetic Die Casting Company

Kinetic Die Casting Company
6918 Beck Avenue
North Hollywood California 91605
818-982-9200 – sales@kineticdc.com

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Jun 262017
 

What is the High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting Process?
Cold Chamber Die Casting Machine

The image pictured above depicts a Cold Chamber Die Casting Machine as it makes parts. The term “Cold Chamber Die Casting” refers to a separate metal melting furnace. The High Pressure Die Casting, cold chamber die casting process follows this sequence:

1. Look at the image above
2. The die casting machine opens the die casting mold.
3. The prior part is removed and the die cast mold is sprayed for the next part
4. The aluminum is poured using a ladle into a shot cylinder
5. The shot piston injects the metal into the die casting mold.
6. The machine opens and the process starts again.

For more details, look at this webpage: http://www.kineticdiecasting.com/what-is-die-casting.html

High Pressure Die Casting

Kinetic Die Casting Company
6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Toll Free: (800) 524-8083 Local: (818) 982-9200 Fax: (818) 982-0877
sales@kineticdc.com

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May 152017
 

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Aluminum (Al) is the most abundant mineral on Earth after oxygen and silicon and is the most abundant metal found naturally on Earth. It is present in 270 minerals. Aluminum is a silver, soft metal with an atomic number of thirteen and thirteen protons in the nucleus. It constitutes about eight percent of the Earth’s land mass.

Aluminum (aka Aluminium) fun facts:

  1. Caution – Iodine and Aluminum powder plus a few drops of water create: Clouds of toxic purple iodine vapor and a flame.
  2. Recycling aluminum takes only 5 percent of the energy needed to extract new aluminum from ore.
  3. Aluminum is globally the most used metal that does not contain iron.
  4. Aluminum is almost always used as an alloy, even if the aluminum content is as high as 99%.
  5. The most commonly used elements to combine with aluminum to create an alloy are zinc, copper, silicon, magnesium, and manganese.
  6. This element is the second-most abundant metallic element in Earth’s crust after silicon.
  7. Aluminum is lightweight (a third the weight of steel or copper).
  8. That Coke can: According to the Aluminum Association, an aluminum can takes 60 days to return as a new can after recycling.
  9. Aluminum and its alloys are significantly used in the aerospace industry auto manufacturing and transportation, construction, packaging etc.
  10. Aluminum is also used as a compound to manufacturing paints, antacids, deodorants and are also used as a catalyst in explosives (such as ammonium nitrate) to boost explosive capabilities.
  11. Aluminum is a very reflective metal, which is very useful in home decor items such as aluminum blinds, aluminum fence, aluminum doors, aluminum windows etc.
  12. Keep vinegar and bleach away from your aluminum products.
  13. Aluminum parts when damp creates a white oxide that protects the aluminum surface but keeps paint from sticking.
  14. Aluminum is incredibly flexible enough that it can be easily formed into the tiniest of items such as paper clips, dial gauges etc.

I hope you enjoyed these fun facts about aluminum. More than 90% of our die casting production is in aluminum alloy parts.
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May 082017
 

In six days – Sunday, May 14th is Mothers Day 2017.
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Happy Mothers Day

Why do we celebrate Mothers Day? For “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world” – Anna Jarvis. The US holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at Saint Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Saint Andrew’s Methodist Church has an International Mother’s Day Shrine now to remember. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. The mother, Ann Jarvis, had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. Ann created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers.

Traditional gifts to Mothers include: flowers, candy, a dinner at a nice restaurant or a spa treatment. Whatever you decide to do for your mother, remember to do something.
almond roca
(homemade almond roca candy)

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Thank you for purchasing aluminum and zinc parts from KDC:
Kinetic Die Casting Company 6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91605 USA
E-mail sales@kineticdc.com Toll Free: (800) 524-8083 Local: (818) 982-9200 Fax: (818) 982-0877

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