The die casting aluminum process involves the injection of molten aluminum into molds or casts by using very high pressure. Four essential steps are undertaken in aluminum die casting, first of which is spraying the mold with lubricant and closing the die casting machine. The lubricant is used not only to facilitate casting removal but also to contribute in controlling the temperature of the die casting mold during the die casting process.
Next, high pressure is used to inject or shoot the molten aluminum into the mold. The pressure is maintained once the die is completely filled and the casting has solidified. After the aluminum casting has cooled enough, the dies are then opened and ejector pins remove the shots inside. Scraps are separated from the castings, oftentimes through a special trimming device in a hydraulic press or power press. Secondary operations may be necessary in some aluminum die casting that could entail plating, painting or buffing or tapping a hole in the cast parts.
The high-pressure injection is the most critical step in Aluminum die casting process. The entire cavity of the die cast or mold has to be completely filled with the molten aluminum before any of the casting’s part solidifies. If the injection or shot is swift enough, there won’t be casting discontinuities even in thin, difficult-to-fill sections of the die cast.
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