Feb 212019
 

Metal alloy die castings have several advantages over their plastic counterparts. Most manufacturers of automobiles, computers, aircraft and other modern devices have considered the use of die cast metal alloy parts for their final products. Plastic component parts only entertain a few parts in some of these industries. But how do die castings compare to plastic parts? This article will try to answer this question.

Comparing Die Casting Parts to Plastic Parts
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Die Casting Metal Alloys
Die Casting Aluminum Alloys

Material Characteristics
Compare Polycarbonate to A380 Aluminum alloy

Characteristic
Polycarbonate
A380 Aluminum Metal
Tensile strength
55-75 MPa / 11 ksi
317 MPa / 46 ksi
Melting Temperature
267 C / 513 F
595 C / 1100 F
Density (weight) kg/m cube
1220 kg/m cube
2740 kg/m cube

A380 aluminum die casting alloy is the most common aluminum die casting alloy. It has a ultimate tensile strength of 317 MPa (46 ksi) Plastic is one the most common manufacturing materials that are utilized for various products. However, component parts that are fabricated from plastics are not as durable as the metal castings. Plastic has a tensile strength of 55-75 MPa (11 ksi) . If you are going to compare this to metal, particularly the cast aluminum, you will find out that plastic has great chances of incurring damages. Aside from this, plastic deteriorates rapidly when consistently exposed to heat. Plastic parts are only applicable for final products that do not require too much application of stress.

On the other hand, die cast metal parts are sturdier than plastics. Metal alloys are more resistant to harmful contaminants and extreme weather conditions. They can even bar the unwanted radio frequencies and electromagnetic emissions in some devices. Metal castings are also known to be good electrical conductors; meaning, they are ideal for housing electrical junctions because the metal surfaces can be easily grounded.

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Feb 142019
 

Aluminum Handles as Die Castings. Aluminum handles can be seen in many buildings because they are the preferred material to be used on handles of any kind. Aluminum Die Casting Alloy is a metal that is very sturdy, relatively cheap, lighter than steel, and is very easy to manufacture. They are sold by many companies worldwide and are mass produced by manufacturing plants which deal with aluminum based products. These handles can be seen in any storage area covering whether they be small or large.

Aluminum die casting handles can be purchased in almost all hardware stores and do-it-yourself stores. In hardware stores, they have their own section which is oftentimes combined with drawer doors and other related items. In DIY stores, they also have their own section although these stores have fewer selections than hardware stores. When looking for an aluminum handle, the specifications of the area on which the handle will be attached to should be known. This is important since handles that are too large will make it difficult to open the storage area whereas handles that are too small will also give the same problem. Usually, people are able to find the aluminum handle that suits them in these stores. However, if they find that they do not like the handles in these stores, they can always look online.

Aluminum handles can be found online in several online stores and retailers. Amazon and eBay both have listings for aluminum handles. Their sources are several manufacturing companies which create these items as part of their product base. People may also visit the website of these manufacturing companies since they may sell the handles at a lower price.

Aluminum Hardware Handle Die Casting

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Oct 042018
 

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.
Diecasting machine injects aluminum into mold to make parts
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Sep 272018
 

Aluminum (or aluminium) is the preferred metal used to produce heat sinks because of aluminum’s thermal conductive properties, the weight of the many aluminum alloys and, the natural electrical conductivity of aluminum.

EXTRUSIONS AS ALUMINUM HEAT SINKS:
Initially, heat sinks were produced as extrusions. The extrusion process is to heat aluminum to a point just before melting temperature and then “squeeze” or extrude the aluminum through a form creating long aluminum sections that will need to be cut into the proper part lengths. Then the part is machined for mounting holes and other features. There is wasted aluminum because the material cut away cannot be used in the extrusion process again. Also, many times the lengths have left over amounts that are too short to be used to make parts.
aluminum die casting heatsink
DIE CASTINGS AS ALUMINUM HEAT SINKS:
In the die casting process, we inject aluminum into a die forming the heat sink. As a die casting part, the mounting holes and special features can be die cast into a “net shape” part. There is not wasted aluminum in the die casting process because the excess aluminum is remelted and used to form additional parts. Also in the die casting process, there are no “left over” sections.

ADVANTAGES OF DIE CASTING HEAT SINKS:
1. Machining holes and features is not necessary saving money in the production process.
2. Time is saved in manufacturing because machining is not necessary.
3. No wasted aluminum.

Kinetic Die Casting Company produces many types of aluminum heat sink parts. Contact Kinetic Die Casting Company to purchase your die casting parts or die casting tooling.

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Aug 232018
 

High Pressure Castings for Aluminum Hardware Brackets vs. Aluminum Sand Castings. Aluminum hardware brackets are used in fountains, lighting fixtures, and electric fans. In construction projects, aluminum hardware brackets in the form of braces are used to hold wooden beams at the correct angle while a structure is still being built. It goes without saying that aluminum hardware brackets are used for various purposes in everyday life, so how can they be manufactured quickly enough to meet consumers’ needs?
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To make aluminum hardware brackets, manufacturers can use either the pressure die casting method or sand casting, which are just two of the many methods used to cast aluminum. Pressure die casting basically involves melting the aluminum, which is then injected under pressure into a hardened steel mold or die in the shape of a bracket. Afterwards, the mold is cooled, often in water. When the aluminum has hardened, half of the mold is moved and ejector pins push out the new aluminum cast that is now a hardware bracket. Sand casting, on the other hand, involves mixing sand with binders and compacting water around metal or wooden pattern halves to produce a mold that is shaped as a bracket. The mold is then removed from the pattern, and aluminum is poured into the mold’s cavities. The mold is cooled first and afterwards, it is broken to remove the aluminum cast which has settled into the shape of the mold. Sand casting is suitable for producing both ferrous and non-ferrous castings in a wide range of sizes and shape complexity, while pressure die casting is appropriate for manufacturing small to medium non-ferrous castings of thin walls and varying complexity. The method for producing aluminum hardware brackets obviously depends on the purpose for which aluminum hardware brackets are to be used.




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