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Kinetic Die Casting, Inc. is a Corporate Member of   NADCA (North American Die Casters Association). NADCA helps manufacturers (OEM's and Die Casters) and NADCA publishes specifications for die casting parts.


Kinetic Die Casting makes aluminum die casting parts for many industries. We specialize in, what is known as, "low production quantity die casting parts", we prefer production delivery quantities less than 5,000 parts. We frequently produce less than 1,000 parts in a run, many times less than 500 parts and sometimes less than 100 parts in a production run.

Kinetic Die Casting Normal Lead Times for Tooling and Production Parts:

  • Die Casting Tooling:         Sometimes as little as 4 weeks or as much as 12 weeks.
  • First Article Samples:       Usually the week the die is available.
  • Production Delivery:         Usually within two weeks (sometimes less) ARO.

  • Aluminum Die Casting is a manufacturing process in which molten Aluminum metal alloy is injected, under pressure, into a hardened steel die or also called mold. Die Casting Dies are often water-cooled. Dies are then opened, and the die castings are ejected (many times thousands of parts each day, sometimes only a few hundred). Once the tooling is paid for, low quantity die casting is a very inexpensive aluminum part manufacturing process.

    Kinetic Die Casting Company.
    6918 Beck Avenue North Hollywood, California USA 91605
    800-524-8083 or 818-982-9200 or fax 818-982-0877
    E-mail:sales@kineticdc.com

    WHAT OUR CUSTOMER'S NEED

    • Fast Production and delivery (typically less than 4 weeks)
    • Smaller Production runs (typically 100 parts to 5,000 parts)
    • Fewer parts each year (as few as 100 parts but not more than 200,000 parts)

    Kinetic Die Casting will typically ship a production order of 1,000 parts (or less)
    in two weeks ARO (After Receipt of Order)
    .



    Technical Information about Die Casting Aluminum Alloys
    Chemical Breakdown of Die Cast Aluminum Alloys
    Information about Aluminum Die Casting Draft Angle


    Aluminum Alloys Kinetic Die Casting (Metals): A360 Aluminum alloy.

    A380 Aluminum alloy.

    A383 Aluminum alloy.

    A413 Aluminum alloy.

    Size Range: Not normally over 2 feet square.
    Part Weights: .001 pounds to 10 pounds.
    Ordering Quantities: Sometimes less than 100 parts, but usually 1,000 parts or more.
    Setup Cost: New tooling setup is free with free first article report.
    Surface Finish: 32-63RMS.
    Minimum Draft Requirements: Aluminum 1 to 3.



    Technical Information
    about
    Die Casting Aluminum Alloys

    ALLOY CHARACTORISTICS

    Aluminum die casting alloys
    360
    380
    383
    413
    Hardness
    75
    80
    75
    80
    Elongation (% in.2 in.)
    2.5
    3.5
    3.5
    2.5
    Shear Strength (ksi)
    28
    28
    -
    25
    Tensile Yield Strength (ksi)
    25
    23
    22
    21
    Ultimate Tensile Strength (ksi)
    44
    46
    45
    43
    Thermal Conductivity
    65
    56
    56
    70
    Electrical Conductivity (% copper)
    30
    27
    23
    31
    Density (weight) Lbs./ in.3
    0.095
    0.099
    0.099
    0.096



    ALLOY ADVANTAGES

    Aluminum die casting alloys
    360
    380
    383
    413
    (1= most desirable, 5= least desirable):



    Pressure Tightness
    2
    2
    2
    1
    Die Filling Capacity
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Anti-Soldering to Die
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Corrosion Resistance
    2
    4
    3
    2
    Machining ease & quality
    3
    3
    2
    4
    Strength at high temperatures
    1
    3
    2
    3
    Material cost
    3
    1
    2
    4




    ALLOY MATERIALS

    Aluminum die casting alloys
    360
    380
    383
    413
    Silicon (Si)
    9.0-10.0
    7.5-9.5
    9.5-11.5
    11.0-13.0
    Iron (Fe)
    2.0
    2.0
    1.3
    2.0
    Copper (Cu)
    0.6
    3.0-4.0
    2.0-3.0
    1.0
    Manganese (Mn)
    0.35
    0.50
    0.50
    0.35
    Magnesium (Mg)
    0.4-0.6
    0.10
    0.10
    0.10
    Nickle (Ni)
    0.50
    0.50
    0.30
    0.50
    Zinc (Zn)
    0.50
    3.0
    3.0
    0.50
    Tin (Sn)
    0.15
    0.35
    0.15
    0.15
    Others
    0.25
    0.50
    0.50
    0.25
    Aluminum (Al)
    Balance
    Balance
    Balance
    Balance


    Magnesium Die Casting.


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    6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Toll Free: (800) 524-8083 Local: (818) 982-9200 Fax: (818) 982-0877
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