Aug 292019
 

A customer of ours, in the early 1990’s, contacted Kinetic Die Casting Company, to send us their die casting tooling so we could produce an aluminum die casting enclosure housing for them. This company, Monitor Dynamics Incorporated (MDI), produced a security card reader system used in government buildings. MDI was well known for their high quality security systems. MDI demanded high quality products from their suppliers.

This aluminum die casting part had transformed many times from its inception. It started out as a steel box that was welded together. The design was simple, ¼ inch plates welded together in a box shape with a slot to slide electronic cards through and an area for a keypad. The next change was to make aluminum sand castings in a similar design. Later, the delivery and quantity requirements for the programs required MDI to purchase die casting tooling and die casting parts from a competitor of ours.

Unfortunately, our competitor did not realize the important differences between aluminum sand casting parts and aluminum die casting parts. The part design was poorly planned in the following ways:

  • The draft on the interior walls was not properly created, the parts has several drag marks and stuck too easily in the tool.
  • The tooling die not include a mold base, it consisted of inserts only. This kept the customer captive to the poor quality die casting company, our competitor.
  • The wall thicknesses of 1/4” or more, “for higher strength”. Greater wall thicknesses in die casting parts for greater strength is a misconception.

Here is how I helped MDI get good quality parts. First, I had my toolmaker fix the internal draft angle problems so the aluminum housing parts would no longer stick in the die casting tool. Secondly, I mounted the inserts into one of our many available mold bases so we could make good quality die casting production parts.

Then finally, we fought the production process to make good parts in spite of the problems and complications from the ¼” or greater wall thicknesses. There were many complications, such as, several sink marks or surface porosity from the metal wicking from thinner areas of the casting to the thicker areas. The casting would deform easily in the cooling process. The internal porosity from the thicker sections would also cause the paint and powder coating to bubble.

MDI was very pleased with the results we provided them. Their purchasing manager sent me a letter of appreciation. MDI is now known as Ameritron, Incorporated. You can read a copy of the letter of appreciation from the purchasing manager here..

“In the 12 years, Kinetic Die Casting has been an excellent supplier providing good pricing, excellent product and on time delivery. If you have a need for die casting products I would highly recommend Kinetic Die Casting”

……. Read letter HERE

Contact Kinetic Die Casting Company 818-982-9200 if you have a difficult product to produce. We will be able to make parts for you when others fail. Send us your die casting tooling and we will make your parts for you. Kinetic Die Casting manufactures die casting metal parts creating products like roofing tile molds, lighting parts, and military parts. If you would like more information about Kinetic Die Casting, visit our website:Kinetic Die Casting Company

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The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”


Kineticdc makes:
Enclosures Boxes Castings
Automotive Die Casting Parts
Die Casting Handle Hardware
Tooling for Die Casting

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

Aug 222019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company discusses the advantages of Aluminum Hardware Handles over steel. Aluminum Handles are important parts for different kinds of machines and structures. With the wide selection of materials, you can either have aluminum or steel for Handles.

Steel is a sturdy kind of metal. It is widely used for a lot of industrial and household things. It is considered as one of the main materials used for cars and other vehicles. The same goes for other parts like Handles. Steel is also cheap that is why a lot of manufacturers opt to use it. However, it needs to be welded to form different kinds of fixtures.

On the other hand, aluminum does not need to be welded since it is easily diecasted into different shapes and sizes. Complicated structures are easily formed through a single mold and design. This cuts the labor cost in half, making up for the relatively expensive price of aluminum.

The advantages of Aluminum Hardware Handles over steel is that aluminum is five times lighter than steel. As mentioned, aluminum hardware brackets are easier to mold because of its easy malleability. And the fact that aluminum is lighter helps.

Another important thing about aluminum is that it is 100% recyclable. Old aluminum hardware handles can easily be recycled and made into other aluminum fixtures.

To get a price for aluminum die casting parts or die casting tooling, call toll free 800-524-8083 and ask for sales. Or email us at sales@kineticdc.com for a fast response on a price quote.

Kinetic Die Casting can manufacture aluminum automobile parts, heat sinks, aerospace parts and much more. If you are looking for aluminum or zinc parts, visit our website Kinetic Die Casting Company

The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”


Kineticdc makes:
Aluminum Heat Sinks
Die Casting Car Parts
Aluminum Hardware Handles
Aerospace Die Casting Parts
Military Die Casting Parts

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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Jun 062019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company makes 500 Automotive Parts in less than a day. Today, we received a purchase order from one our customers to produce over 1,000 aftermarket auto parts. We will die cast these car parts using aluminum, in less than two days. Send us a purchase order to see how well we serve you. Die Casting of Aluminum Auto Parts is fast and inexpensive. Kinetic Die Casting Company makes thousands of automobile parts every week. We produce several 100 thousand car parts each year using our aluminum die casting production process.

Kinetic Die Casting makes aluminum parts. To get a quote, use this webpage: Die Casting Parts Prices

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/500-automotive-parts-daily/

Send your purchase order today. Contact us for more information:
Kinetic Die Casting Company (www.kineticdiecasting.com)
6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood California 91605 USA
818-982-9200 – sales@kineticdc.com

Kineticdc makes:
Automotive Die Casting Parts
Airplane Die Casting Parts
Light Fixture Die Casting Parts
Consumer Products Aluminum Parts
Aerospace Die Casting Parts
Military Die Casting Parts

To get a quote, use this webpage: Die Casting Parts Prices

May 232019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company makes several types of Die Casting Aerospace Parts. These aerospace die casting parts are used for many types of purposes. Some of these parts are used on many types of aircraft, such as: airplanes, jet planes or helicopters.

Aircraft manufacturers typically specify aluminum die casting to make the aerospace parts because aluminum is lightweight and inexpensive as well as very strong.

  • Lightweight – Aluminum weighs only .098 pounds each cubic inch of material as compared to zinc which weighs about 2.44 pounds each cubic Inch.
  • Inexpensive – Aluminum is the third most common element on earth, so it is more available than other materials. Aluminum is used in over 80% of all die castings produced in the world.
  • Strong – Aluminum parts can be geometrically designed to be stronger than steel. Look up “aluminum is stronger than steel” on Google to see the results.

These aerospace parts range from: airplane engine piston heads, airplane distributor cap housings, fuel system parts, detention ring parts, cargo loading housings, lighting fixture parts, electronic enclosures, electronic housings, motor housings and various other aluminum die casting parts.

The companies that trust us to purchase their die casting parts from Kinetic Die Casting Company are many.

    Here are a few of the aircraft and aerospace companies that we can name:

  • Robinson Helicopter
  • Ancra International
  • Whittaker Controls
  • AAR Cargo Systems
  • Boeing Aerospace
  • Barry Controls
  • Meggitt Aerospace
  • Parker Hannifin Aerospace Corporation (Parker FSD)
  • Circle Seal Aerospace
  • Kelly Aerospace
  • Curtiss Wright
  • Honeywell
  • United Technologies Aerospace

Low Quantities.

Many of these companies order lower quantities. One of the companies listed here will order less than 50 parts at a time. Many of these companies order 250 parts or less. Kinetic Die casting will accept any purchase order quantity.

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/aerospace-diecastings/
Contact Kinetic Die Casting Company when you need any of the following: Low Quantities, Great Quality, Fast Delivery.

The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”

Aluminum Heat Sinks
Die Casting Car Parts
Aluminum Hardware Brackets
Aerospace Die Casting Parts
Military Die Casting Parts

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

May 162019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company uses the die casting process to make aluminum die castings and zinc die casting parts. The die casting process, simplified, is described as follows:

  1. Our customer provides us tooling (https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/tooling.html), a die, a mold or inserts that we use to make their parts. We can also produce the tooling for our customers.
  2. We put together the tooling and mount the tooling in our die casting machine. This takes a few hours.
  3. We fill a furnace with the proper die casting alloy metal (https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/Alloy_Data.pdf) to make the parts for our customer. The metal takes 4 hours to melt to the casting temperature.
  4. While the furnace is heating up we heat up the tooling to make the castings.
  5. When the tooling is hot and the furnace has melted the aluminum, we begin the die casting process.
  6. We spray the tooling with a release agent so the parts do not stick in the tooling.
  7. We close the tooling inside our die casting machine.
  8. The metal is ladled into a shot sleeve, a piston drives the metal into the tooling using great force.
  9. Our die casting machine opens, the ejector pins push the part out of the tooling
  10. We begin the process again by spraying the tooling.
  11. We repeat this process 200 times to 500 times in a 10 hour shift.
  12. When completed making raw castings, we trim the excess material called “flash”. We use a trim die in a trim press or we sand parts with a belt sander and file them by hand. Sometimes this takes longer than the casting process.
  13. At this point, some parts are put in boxes and shipped the same day. Other parts are machined. Some parts get painted or chemical coated. All parts are inspected prior to shipping to our customers.

This is a very simplified description of the die casting manufacturing process.

The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”


Kineticdc makes:
What is Die Casting
Die Casting Part Pictures
Quote Die Casting Part Prices
Diecast 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

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