What is the High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting Process?
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:
Look at the image above
The die casting machine opens the die casting mold.
The prior part is removed and the die cast mold is sprayed for the next part
The aluminum is poured using a ladle into a shot cylinder
The shot piston injects the metal into the die casting mold.
High pressure aluminum die casting is a manufacturing process in which molten metal (aluminum) is injected with a die casting machine under force using
considerable pressure into a steel mold or die to form products.
Video of Molten A360 Aluminum Flow into a Die Casting Mold
This video is a simulation of the molten metal flow into a four cavity die casting mold.
Because of the excellent dimensional accuracy and the smooth surfaces, most high pressure die castings require no machining except the removal of
flash around the edge and possible drilling and tapping holes. High pressure die casting production is fast and inexpensive relative to other casting
There are several aluminum alloys Kinetic Die Casting Company uses for high pressure die
casting parts with different mechanical properties and chemical breakdowns. Aluminum is used in 80-90% of the high pressure die casting alloys
available in the world today. In many cases aluminum high pressure die casting can replace steel, increasing strength and reducing part weight.
We produce high pressure die casting parts in small sizes of less than an ounce up to large sizes of 10 pounds. We usually can produce and ship high
pressure die casting parts within two weeks of receipt of your purchase order if we have the high pressure die casting die already and have completed
our first article inspections.
High Quantity High Pressure Die Casting Production
Thousands of high pressure die casting parts can be produced in a single day with the right die casting tooling and proper high pressure die casting
part design. Kinetic Die Casting has produced quantities of 20,000 to 30,000 high pressure die casting parts a week in some cases. We can design or
work with your designer to develop high volume high pressure die casting tooling.
Low Quantity High Pressure Die casting Production
We will produce for our customers low quantities of high pressure die casting parts, as few as 100 high pressure die casting parts. The cost to produce
and complete the high pressure die casting parts is higher than the larger quantities, so the high pressure die casting part price is higher.
Some die cast part manufacturers will not bother with quantities under several thousand, so this becomes an advantage to Kinetic Die Casting.
High Pressure Die Casting Tooling
High Pressure die casting molds, sometimes referred to as high pressure die casting tooling, are made from steel
hardened to withstand high temperatures and extreme pressures. There are many types of high pressure die casting
tooling from simple inexpensive inserts to complete high pressure die casting dies that are dedicated to only one part.
Once a high pressure die casting tool is produced, the cost to make high pressure die casting parts is very little.
We have an in-house toolmaker who can make your high pressure die casting die or fit your inserts into one of our
holders at a very competitive price.
Tooling Die Casting, Tooling for Aluminum Parts.
Die Casting Part Quality
The dimensional accuracy which Kinetic Die Casting maintains is one of our outstanding characteristics. We will create an "Operation Sheet" that
has all the inspection points necessary to ship you the high pressure die casting parts you want. We provide a "Certificate of Conformance" with each
shipment of high pressure die casting parts.
For a quotation on an existing die casting or metal part of another process to get a die casting quote, just send the part for a quote.