Jan 172019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company (kineticdc) makes aluminum parts and zinc parts using diecasting tooling aka die casting tooling or die casting molds. There are several possible items that fall under the heading as tooling. In the following weeks, I will be discussing the following terms used as die casting tooling:
– Complete Mold, Complete Die Casting Die
Unit Die Tools (DME)
– Unit Die Holder
– Trim Die
– Cavity Inserts “Inserts”
– Mold base (moldbase)

Last week, I wrote about Complete Die Casting Molds. This week I write about:

Unit Die Tools for Die Casting
The terms “Unit Die” or “DME Die” are the terms used to indicate a tool that is part of a unit tool used to make die casting parts. The letters “DME” are for Detroit Mold Engineering, the original developers of the DME unit die tool. Similar to how some people refer to a “soda pop” as a “Coke”. The unit die typically consists of a set of cavity inserts mounted in the unit die. Typically, an ejector plate with ejector pins are part of the package. There are several sizes of Unit Die Tools, they are indicated by their dimensions (Height by Width). The most common sizes are 10×12, 12×15 and 15×18.

The DME unit die uses a master unit die holder to hold the tool in the die casting machine. Sometimes, the maser holder remains in the die casting machine making the die casting mold changeover time faster. The master unit die holder has the clamping rails needed to mount the tool in the die casting machine. The master holder also has the shot hole for the shot sleeve.

The tooling cost for a Unit Die Tool is usually less expensive than a complete mold because it needs less steel and uses the rails and shot hole in the master unit die holder. The die casting company will usually own the various sizes of master unit die holders.

Next Thursday… Cavity Inserts

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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

Jan 142019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company (kineticdc) makes aluminum parts and zinc parts using diecasting tooling aka die casting tooling or die casting molds. There are several possible items that fall under the heading as tooling. In the following weeks, I will be discussing the following terms used as die casting tooling:
– Complete Mold, Complete Die Casting Die
– Unit Die (dme)
– Unit Die Holder
– Trim Die
– Cavity Inserts “Inserts”
– Mold base (moldbase)

A Complete Die Casting Mold
The terms “Complete Mold” or “Complete Die” are the terms used to indicate a tool that is complete and ready to make die casting parts. The complete die casting tool fits, “as is”, into the die casting machine. This complete mold consists of a set of cavity inserts mounted inside a mold base. The moldbase has a shot hole to accommodate the shot sleeve (the tube used to inject molten metal). The moldbase also has rails so the the mold can be clamped into the die casting machine. The moldbase also has an ejector plate with ejector pins to “eject” the die casting part from the die casting tool. Inside the mold base are cavity inserts that provide the mirror image of the shape of the final die casting part. These inserts are heat treated to a greater hardness so they can withstand the higher heat and higher pressure of injected molten metal.

Next Thursday… Unit Die

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/complete-die-casting-mold/

“The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”
What Are Die Casting Parts?
Die Casting Tooling Prices
Die Casting Tooling

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

Jan 092019
 

NADCA Chapter 30 Members. Save $200 on a table if you register before February 28th. Join us at Rio Hondo Golf and Event Center (Downey) on Thursday, March 7, 2019 as NADCA Chapter 30 and the American Foundry Society Southern California Chapter co-host the metal casting industry’s annual Vendor’s Night.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
(https://californiametalscoalition.formstack.com/forms/vendorsnight)

Every year, California’s two largest metal casting chapters come together to recognize the leading vendors to our industry. Participants enjoy an exciting evening of food, prizes, awards and vendor displays. Visit tables from the industry’s top vendors and see their latest products and services.

The event draws dozens of vendors and over 125 attendees from foundries and die casters across California. Vendor’s Night also serves as NADCA Chapter 30’s annual meeting, where the organization elects its board members and bestows the Distinguished Service Award on a leading individual from the die casting industry.

Register today and we will see you then!

James Simonelli, NADCA Chapter 30
2971 Warren Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
916-933-3062
http://www.nadca30.org

Jan 012019
 

Jan. 1, 2019 – Kinetic Die Casting Company wishes to express our hope that your 2019 is a prosperous one. We thank you for your business and we are pleased that we were able to serve you and your company with splendid die casting parts and tooling.

happy new year

Happy New Year from Kinetic Die Casting Company
We are closed today to celebrate with our family, we will reopen January 2, 2019.

Many of our customers are pleased with us for the following reasons:

  • We accept low quantity Purchase Orders.
  • Many times our delivery is shorter than two weeks for completed parts.
  • We produce great quality parts.


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Dec 212018
 

The shortest day of the year and the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere (USA) is 21 December, the “Winter Solstice”. The word solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand still.” The sun seems to stand still on the day of the winter solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, as summer advances to winter, the points on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets advance southward each day; the high point in the Sun’s daily path across the sky, which occurs at local noon, also moves southward each day.

At the winter solstice, the Sun’s path has reached its southernmost position. The next day, the path will advance northward. However, a few days before and after the winter solstice, the change is so slight that the Sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still.

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Merry Christmas from Kinetic Die Casting Company

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