Sep 192019
 

Compare: Aluminum Die Casting Parts to Plastic Injection Molded Parts. Lately, plastic injection molded products have become very plentiful in the environment. More and more plastic products are being produced as a replacement for metal products such as faucets, door knobs, and chair braces. Die casting manufacturing industry is facing an opposing that produces products that do not disintegrate or rust. However, the question is, which is actually better, Die Casting Parts or Plastic Parts?

Durability

Die cast parts are essentially stronger compared to their plastic counterparts. In cases that a material is desired to be built thin and yet tough, die cast parts are desirable. Also, die casting parts can endure a wider range of temperature than their plastic counterparts, permitting them to be more ideal in severe working environments with dangerous temperatures.

Furthermore, since, die casting manufacturers use non ferrous type of metals like aluminum, zinc and magnesium, the quarrel that die cast parts are most probable to corrode easily lacking out of the picture.

Environmental Issue

When it comes to issues with environment, plastic products are not a good choice. If you wonder how long plastic products biodegrade, then the answer is: it takes at least few hundred years. This suggests that old and non-practical plastic products are going to flood the landfills. Likening these plastic products to die cast parts, the latter is really made of recycled material. About ninety five percent of metal utilized in die cast parts production is recycled from recovered parts. With this, metal is established to be a more maintainable material that could be used not only once but countless times over.

The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”


Kineticdc makes:
Aluminum Heat Sinks
Die Casting Car Parts
Aluminum Hardware Brackets
Aerospace Die Casting Parts
Military Die Casting Parts
Aluminum Parts or Plastic 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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Jul 252019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company uses a process of making 500 to 1000 aluminum die casting parts every day. Last week, in my multiple cavity die casting tool article, I briefly described the die casting shot cycle as: Die Open, Spray, Die Close, Inject Metal, Open Die, Eject Part and Repeat. This takes about one minute each shot cycle.

    Here are the details of each Step of the die casting production cycle:

  1. Die Open – The hydraulic system opens the die casting machine platens. The die casting mold is attached to the die platens, opening the die wide so the two halves can be accessed.
  2. Spray – Molten metal will stick to the steel die if a release agent is not used to coat the tool. The cavities, the slides, the core pins and ejector pins are sprayed also to cool them down.
  3. Die Close – When the die has been sprayed the machine is closed with hydraulic pressure so the two die halves are closed and sealed together. Sometimes, high pressure nitrogen gas is used to speed the die closing.
  4. Inject Metal – The metal is poured into the shot sleeve and a piston drives the molten metal into the mold. Hydraulic pressure is used to push the metal into the mold. Higher pressures are applied to push out gasses that cause porosity. High Pressure Nitrogen Gas is used to accelerate the piston faster and to add more pressure to squeeze out gasses.
  5. Open Die – The die casting machine opens the platens
  6. Eject Part – The Die casting machines moves a movable platen to push against the ejector plate. The ejector plate pushes the ejector pins. The ejector pins push the part out of the cavity
  7. – Repeat

In a nutshell, This is the die casting shot cycle. Each shot cycle takes about a minute to complete. We make 500 parts a day with a single cavity die.

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The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”


What Are Die Casting Parts?
Die Casting Aluminum Heat Sinks
Aluminum Boxes Die Castings
Aluminum Parts or Plastic 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 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”


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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