Dec 122019
 

What is the Die Casting Process? The Die Casting Part Production Process Explained.

Kinetic Die Casting Company uses a manufacturing process called “Die Casting” to make aluminum die casting parts and zinc die casting parts. But, what is the die casting part production process? Here is a GIF image I have on our home page to demonstrate:

demonstration of the die casting process
demonstration of the die casting process

“Aluminum die casting is an aluminum metal parts production process where molten aluminum metal alloy is injected into a steel die, under extreme pressure, to manufacture aluminum parts” (Substitute the word “zinc” for “aluminum” in zinc die casting part production process)

Another GIF example example is on this web page:
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Another demonstration of the die casting process
Cold Chamber High Pressure Die Casting Machine

Cold Chamber Die Casting Process

The image pictured above depicts a Cold Chamber Die Casting Machine as it makes parts. The term “Cold Chamber Die Casting” refers to a separate metal melting furnace. The High Pressure Die Casting, cold chamber die casting process follows this sequence:

Look at the die casting machine image above

  1. The die casting machine opens the die casting mold.
  2. The prior part is removed and the die cast mold is sprayed for the next part
  3. The aluminum is poured using a ladle into a shot cylinder
  4. The shot piston injects the metal into the die casting mold.
  5. The machine opens and the process starts again.

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Oct 032019
 

Die Casting Alloys

Three of the Most Popular Die Casting Alloys. Aluminum is the most accepted out of all die casting alloys. Besides its lightweight features and its sturdy ability, aluminum is also found to be very inexpensive measured up to other die casting alloys. When choosing the ideal material to utilize in die casting, it is vital to have concise information as to how each alloy is different from one another. Although aluminum may have a lot of benefits and advantages compared to other materials, some die casting companies also prefer not to use aluminum owing to its high shrinkage capability and also its receptivity to high temperature.

Copper is one of the various other die casting alloys like zinc die casting available in the scientific procedure. One of the advantages of employ copper is its inflexibility and its ability to decrease ductility. Copper is also identified not be receptacle to corrosion, generating an outstanding substitute to aluminum. On the other hand, if you are looking for a type of alloy that is able to work on narrower walls compared to the effectiveness of aluminum, you can also use Zinc as an alternative. Zinc has the capability to close tolerances because of its fluidic nature that is highly influenced by high temperatures. When die casters decided Zinc as its die casting alloy, the casting is processed at a lower temperature than usual so as not to completely melt the die. As soon as the die is shaped, it is much easier for die casters to permit the result to solidify due to the material’s sensitivity towards temperature.

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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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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.

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May 312018
 

Die Castings used for many Aircraft Parts. Demand for diecast airplane parts is increasing in the aircraft industry. Airplanes need lightweight materials for mobility. Moreover, planes require durability and resistance to several stresses while flying. Among metals, aluminum is used to serve as frames or skeletons of the aircraft.
Fighter plane
In the aircraft industry, the strength of aluminum is significantly increased by high pressure die casting. Aluminum die castings used for airplane parts are strong against torsion and expansion stresses. These are important considerations since a flying aircraft is subjected to several forces.

In the machining process, there is always an associated imperfection called die casting porosity. This is the amount of gas that combines with the solidifying metal, as it cools in the mold. Porosity is characterized by the size and number of air bubbles inside the finished product. There are three levels of porosity. The second and third levels are unacceptable when it comes to machining airplane parts. This is to guarantee safety of the passengers.

Die castings used for airplane parts are usually made of different aluminum alloys. The two most common die casting alloys for aircraft parts are A380 and A413. For example, Al 7075 is commonly used for making frames because of its toughness.

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