Feb 112019
 

Thursday, February 14, 2019 is celebrated as Valentine’s Day. This friendly holiday is celebrated annually on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and some people give Valentines Day cards, Love Letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel. Common symbols of Valentine’s Day are red hearts, red roses and Cupid.

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Happy Valentines Day from Kinetic Die Casting Company

Kineticdc is open for business on Valentines Day. We will celebrate with our loved ones this weekend. We hope you will enjoy time with the people you love.

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

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almond roca
(homemade almond roca candy)

Special gift to Kinetic Die Casting Company customers – We will send you a 1 pound bag of Homemade Almond Roca candy to every customer that sends us a purchase order for die casting parts or tooling during the month of February 2019. The candy will be sent to out the first week of March for purchase orders sent in February.

Feb 022019
 

Today is Friday, February 2nd, 2019 “Groundhog Day 2019” This holiday is celebrated as a fun way to predict the coming winter weather. This day is celebrated each year on February 2nd. Groundhog Day was a traditional day used to forecast the remaining winter weather.
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Happy Groundhog Day 2019

According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. This fun tradition does not accurately predict the weather, but fun, all the same.

Our customers, all of them manufacturers, are on the leading edge of any change in our American economy. Most of our customers are preparing for growth rather than recession in 2019. Kinetic Die Casting Company is preparing and we are taking steps to handle the growth we expect to see in 2019. Our die casting competitors are also supporting their manufacturing customers.

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

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Jan 312019
 

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
Die Casting Trim Dies
– Die Casting Cavity Inserts “Tooling Inserts”
– Mold base (moldbase)

Last week, I wrote about Die Casting Tooling Inserts.
This week I write about:

Die Casting Trim Dies
The die casting trim die saves time, labor and money making die casting parts. During the die casting manufacturing process, molten metal is forced into the die casting mold through the shot hole, this uses considerable temperature and pressure. The molten metal is forced into the die cavities. The gases escape ahead of the metal out gas vents. Where the metal enters the cavity is called the gate. The air and gas in the tool escapes out of the tool through over-flows and vents. There is also excess metal in holes and around the edges called flash. The flash, gates, vents and over-flows need to be removed from the casting. This can be labor intensive using files, drills, deburr tools and sanders. A trim die automates the trimming process.

This was a four part Die Casting Tooling Series:

  1. Complete Molds, Complete Die Casting Dies
  2. Die Casting Unit Die Tools (DME)
  3. Die Casting Cavity Inserts “Tooling Inserts”
  4. Die Casting Trim Dies

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What Are Die Casting Parts?
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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 242019
 

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
Die Casting Cavity Inserts “Tooling Inserts”
– Mold base (moldbase)

Last week, I wrote about Unit Die Tools for Die Casting. This week I write about:

Die Casting Tooling Inserts
The terms “Cavities” or “Inserts” are the terms used to indicate a tool that is the least part of a die casting tool used to make die casting parts. These tooling cavities are fitted into a holder, a unit die or a mold base, before the tool can be mounted in the die casting machine.

Please review my previous articles on “Complete Die Casting Dies” and “Die Casting Unit Die Tools” to see what I mean about mounting the mold into the machine.

The Cavity Insert Tool does not have an ejector plate or ejector pins. These items will need to be fabricated prior to fitting the inserts into the holder. Inserts are somewhat small, the most common size is 6×6 inches weighing less than 30 pounds. In comparison, a unit die weighs over 100 pounds and a mold base can weigh 2000 pounds. Purchasing Tooling Inserts is the least expensive avenue into getting die casting parts. The downside is the die casting supplier owns the holder required to make parts.

Next Thursday… Trim Dies

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“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 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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“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