Pressure Die Casting Aluminum Lighting Fixture Parts vs Extrusions. Aluminum can be molded through different casting methods such as sand casting, gravity casting and die casting. It can also be created through the extrusion method. Pressure Die Casting Aluminum Lighting Fixture Parts vs Extrusions?
While the two methods are similar in some ways, they are also different in a lot of ways. They are similar because they force melted or merely pre-heated metal into different forms. Both methods make use of molds or die to form the metal parts. However, they are really quite different since die casting aluminum lighting fixtures would incorporate a cold chamber to mold the piece while the extrusion method merely uses a single die.
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With pressure die casting, the melted aluminum is pumped into the cold chamber mold to ensure that all crevices are seeped in with the metal. This will be cooled and polished to finish. On the other hand, the extrusion method is quite faster since a hydraulic pump or a press will merely push pre-heated or even non-heated metal into the die and force it into the desired shape.
However, while extrusion method is preferable for mass production, it does not produce that quality piece as die casting does. Die casting produces shiny and smoothened lighting fixture parts in any shape – round and tube-like fixtures are quite easy. In extrusions there might be some surface defects.
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