May 302019
 

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Kinetic Die Casting Company (www.kineticdc.com) uses metal flow software to check die casting tooling metal flow into a die casting mold making two cavities of a Heat Sink Part
(Metal Flow into Mold or Die Casting Tooling).
This is an Aluminum Heat Sink Die Casting Part for the lighting industry.

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/heatsink-metal-flow-video/

Two cavity aluminum heat sink die casting molds. This 5 seconds of video happens in a small fraction of a second as the metal is injected under extreme pressure. The metal flows very rapidly into a die casting mold using 2,000 pounds per square inch of hydraulic pressure that is accelerated in high shot assisted by 700 pounds of high pressure nitrogen gas inside a die casting machine.
818-982-9200 (music provided by YouTube)

Kinetic Die Casting Company
E-mail sales@kineticdc.com / 818-982-9200 / 800-524-8083 Toll Free / 818-982-0877 Fax
6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, California USA 91605,
Kineticdc makes: Die Casting Parts Aluminum Heat Sinks

May 202019
 

Hello Die Casters,
NADCA North American Die Casters Association
The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) holds a contest every year for the best castings. We are a month out from castings being due for the 2019 International Die Casting Competition. Based on the discussion at the technical congress earlier this year, some winners may not be up to par with what Chapter 30 die casters are doing. It would be great to get castings from Chapter 30 die casters, so the judges can see the difference.

Spread the word about the die casting competition, so those die casters can enter their castings.
Submit by June 17, 2017

The following link contains the details and at the bottom of the page is the electronic entry form.

https://diecasting.org/wcm/Die_Casting/Marketing/Casting_Competition/wcm/Die_Casting/Casting_Competition.aspx?hkey=6277637e-cfab-450b-b95a-cf3c90ed75fe

Castings need to be received by June 17.

2019 NADCA International Die Casting Competition

Thank you,
Beau Glim
Project Manager
North American Die Casting Association
847-808-3164
Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/2019-die-casting-competition/

YOUR OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE 2019 DIE CASTING COMPETITION BEGINS HERE.
To be a winner in today’s economy, you must meet — and even exceed — expectations. In a competitive global market, customers take notice of the best. The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) knows that competition improves the competitor. With its annual Die Casting Competition, it recognizes, rewards and publicizes the outstanding casting designs of the year. Each entry is judged on its design, quality, cost savings, ingenuity, innovation and industry-changing potential.

Winners will be featured in national industry magazines including Die Casting Engineer and will also be displayed at the 2019 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop in Cleveland, OH in October. Entering and winning is one of the best ways to gain visibility with leading decision-makers. How can you afford not to compete?

OFFICIAL ENTRY RULES
Any number of castings may be entered. Send a separate entry form for each casting or assembly of castings. As-cast part samples are REQUIRED with each entry form. The metal surface cannot be improved or concealed by tumbling, shot blasting, coating or other surface treatments. NADCA encourages sending secondary processed samples, but only in addition to the as-cast parts.

All castings submitted for the competition MUST have approval in writing from the customer stating their permission to enter their die cast part in the competition. Entrants may request that certain information, such as customer names, be withheld from public use in exhibitions, magazine articles and other publications.

Judging is conducted by an independent panel of experts from the die casting industry, with no ties to eligible companies. The four equally weighed criteria are ingenuity of casting/product design, overall quality, cost savings and market-expanding potential.

The competition is open to die castings in these categories:
Aluminum
• Aluminum under 1 pound
• Aluminum 1-to-10 pounds
• Aluminum over 10 pounds
• Aluminum structural/high integrity (squeeze, semi-solid, high vacuum)
• Aluminum any size with decorative finish

Magnesium
• Magnesium under .5 pound
• Magnesium over .5 pounds

Zinc
• Zinc under 6 oz./non-electroplated
• Zinc over 6oz./non-electroplated
• Zinc any size with decorative finish

Other Alloy Families
• Any size, base alloy excludes Al, Mg, Zn

To enter – complete the online form below. Please send all sample castings to:

North American Die Casting Association
International Die Casting Design Competition
3250 N Arlington Heights Rd., Ste. 101 • Arlington Heights, IL 60004

All entries must be received by June 17, 2019.

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”


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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

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

Apr 252019
 

Many of our die casting part customers make Prototype Sandcasting Parts before they buy Die Casting Parts. We can help you develop your metal product with prototype parts. Kinetic Die Casting Company can make prototype metal parts for our customers, to use for evaluation, prior to making die casting tooling.

We have produced many types of “pre-production” or prototype parts for our customers. We have produced the following types of parts:
Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing
Stereolithography Casting (SLC) Casting from 3D Printing
Sand Casting Parts
CNC Prototype machined parts
Custom Metal Parts …… READ MORE

We can take your 3D model and create a Stereo Lithography ( SLA ). SLA is a process that converts a three dimensional (3D) file into a plastic part in a matter of a few hours or days. Kinetic Die Casting has provided many SLA parts to prove a design for our customers.

With the SLA we can then make a SLC or Sandcasting Parts. A SLC is when we coat the SLA with a material to create a “one up” tool …. Metal Prototype Parts

A sand casting will use the SLA to “make an impression in the sand” over an over to make a few parts.

In some cases, we can modify an existing die casting part to use as your prototype. In other cases, we can machine your parts from raw aluminum using a CNC machine.

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/prototyping-sandcasting-parts/

Kinetic Die Casting, Inc.
6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605
E-mail sales@kineticdc.com
Toll Free: (800) 524-8083
Local: (818) 982-9200
Fax: (818) 982-0877
www.kineticdiecasting.com

Kinetic Die Casting is located in Southern California. KDC specializes in aluminum and zinc die casting tooling. If you would like a quote, please visit our website:Kinetic Die Casting Company

Apr 182019
 

What is Die Casting Porosity? (Die Casting Porosity) In order for you to know what die casting porosity is, you need to know the die casting basics. The most common form of Die Casting Porosity is a kind of factory defect in which die cast parts contain small pockets of void space and air within the metal, causing it to become porous.

Porosity in Die Casting is the air trapped by the metal inside the die casting parts. To know more, a basic knowledge of the die casting process is necessary. Die casting is a process wherein a particular amount of molten metal is put inside a shot cylinder, then it is applied (plunged) with great force with a piston so as to force the metal into a die cast mold or die cast die. During this “plunging process”, air inside the cylinder is forced along with the metal into the die casting mold. It is a very fluid turbulent process. The air forced into the mold with the metal and the metal already inside the mold is forced out of the mold through a series of gates, vents and overflows.

After this, the metal is left to cool down and harden or freeze inside the mold. The metal is then removed as a die cast part. The same process is repeated over again.

Die casting companies use metals which are non-ferrous, or do not contain Iron, as this is the highest factor for oxidation and rusting. Several examples of non-ferrous metals include zinc, aluminum, lead, Magnesium Die Casting, tin and copper. Kinetic Die Casting only uses aluminum die casting and zinc die casting.

In the worst case, die casting parts porosity, weakens die casting parts, if the voids or pockets are very large. Porosity typically matters most in pressure tight die casting parts. When the air escapes through a die casting part, it is typically caused by porosity.

The many forms of Die Casting Porosity are caused by many variables:

  • Metal and Mold Temperatures
  • Material Cleanliness
  • Die Cast Mold Design
  • Die Cast Part Design
  • Die Casting Machine Pressures
  • Die Casting Machine Shot Speed
  • Die Casting Spray or Mold Release
  • Other forms of porosity can be from “shrinkage” or wall thickness.

Employees of Kinetic Die Casting are POROSITY EXPERTS in die casting parts that need to be free of porosity.
Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/porosity-in-diecastings/

Contact Kinetic Die Casting today if you need “solid” die casting parts.

Kinetic Die Casting, Inc.
6918 Beck Avenue
North Hollywood, California USA 91605
818-982-9200 telephone
818-982-0877 fax

Kinetic Die Casting manufactures custom metal parts to their customer. If you would like more information about Kinetic Die Casting, please visit our website:Kinetic Die Casting Company