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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Sep 022019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company will be closed today, Monday September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

Some fun facts from the US Department of Labor (http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm)
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Closed Labor Day 2018

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

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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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Kineticdc makes:
Aluminum Die Casting Heat Sinks
Automotive Die Casting Parts
Airplane Die Casting Parts
Light Fixture Die Casting Parts
Consumer Products Aluminum Parts
Aerospace Die Casting Parts
Military Die Casting Parts
Die Casting Tooling

Aug 292019
 

A customer of ours, in the early 1990’s, contacted Kinetic Die Casting Company, to send us their die casting tooling so we could produce an aluminum die casting enclosure housing for them. This company, Monitor Dynamics Incorporated (MDI), produced a security card reader system used in government buildings. MDI was well known for their high quality security systems. MDI demanded high quality products from their suppliers.

This aluminum die casting part had transformed many times from its inception. It started out as a steel box that was welded together. The design was simple, ¼ inch plates welded together in a box shape with a slot to slide electronic cards through and an area for a keypad. The next change was to make aluminum sand castings in a similar design. Later, the delivery and quantity requirements for the programs required MDI to purchase die casting tooling and die casting parts from a competitor of ours.

Unfortunately, our competitor did not realize the important differences between aluminum sand casting parts and aluminum die casting parts. The part design was poorly planned in the following ways:

  • The draft on the interior walls was not properly created, the parts has several drag marks and stuck too easily in the tool.
  • The tooling die not include a mold base, it consisted of inserts only. This kept the customer captive to the poor quality die casting company, our competitor.
  • The wall thicknesses of 1/4” or more, “for higher strength”. Greater wall thicknesses in die casting parts for greater strength is a misconception.

Here is how I helped MDI get good quality parts. First, I had my toolmaker fix the internal draft angle problems so the aluminum housing parts would no longer stick in the die casting tool. Secondly, I mounted the inserts into one of our many available mold bases so we could make good quality die casting production parts.

Then finally, we fought the production process to make good parts in spite of the problems and complications from the ¼” or greater wall thicknesses. There were many complications, such as, several sink marks or surface porosity from the metal wicking from thinner areas of the casting to the thicker areas. The casting would deform easily in the cooling process. The internal porosity from the thicker sections would also cause the paint and powder coating to bubble.

MDI was very pleased with the results we provided them. Their purchasing manager sent me a letter of appreciation. MDI is now known as Ameritron, Incorporated. You can read a copy of the letter of appreciation from the purchasing manager here..

“In the 12 years, Kinetic Die Casting has been an excellent supplier providing good pricing, excellent product and on time delivery. If you have a need for die casting products I would highly recommend Kinetic Die Casting”

……. Read letter HERE

Contact Kinetic Die Casting Company 818-982-9200 if you have a difficult product to produce. We will be able to make parts for you when others fail. Send us your die casting tooling and we will make your parts for you. Kinetic Die Casting manufactures die casting metal parts creating products like roofing tile molds, lighting parts, and military parts. If you would like more information about Kinetic Die Casting, visit our website:Kinetic Die Casting Company

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The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”


Kineticdc makes:
Enclosures Boxes Castings
Automotive Die Casting Parts
Die Casting Handle Hardware
Tooling for Die Casting

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

Aug 222019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company discusses the advantages of Aluminum Hardware Handles over steel. Aluminum Handles are important parts for different kinds of machines and structures. With the wide selection of materials, you can either have aluminum or steel for Handles.

Steel is a sturdy kind of metal. It is widely used for a lot of industrial and household things. It is considered as one of the main materials used for cars and other vehicles. The same goes for other parts like Handles. Steel is also cheap that is why a lot of manufacturers opt to use it. However, it needs to be welded to form different kinds of fixtures.

On the other hand, aluminum does not need to be welded since it is easily diecasted into different shapes and sizes. Complicated structures are easily formed through a single mold and design. This cuts the labor cost in half, making up for the relatively expensive price of aluminum.

The advantages of Aluminum Hardware Handles over steel is that aluminum is five times lighter than steel. As mentioned, aluminum hardware brackets are easier to mold because of its easy malleability. And the fact that aluminum is lighter helps.

Another important thing about aluminum is that it is 100% recyclable. Old aluminum hardware handles can easily be recycled and made into other aluminum fixtures.

To get a price for aluminum die casting parts or die casting tooling, call toll free 800-524-8083 and ask for sales. Or email us at sales@kineticdc.com for a fast response on a price quote.

Kinetic Die Casting can manufacture aluminum automobile parts, heat sinks, aerospace parts and much more. If you are looking for aluminum or zinc parts, visit our website Kinetic Die Casting Company

The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”


Kineticdc makes:
Aluminum Heat Sinks
Die Casting Car Parts
Aluminum Hardware Handles
Aerospace Die Casting Parts
Military Die Casting 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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Aug 152019
 



Automotive Die Casting Parts from
Kinetic Die Casting Company


Kinetic Die Casting Company makes several die casting auto parts for our customers. This automotive parts video shows a few of the automotive parts we produce for our customers. On our website, we show other pictures of automotive parts. Aftermarket car parts manufacturers depend on companies like Kinetic Die Casting to help with the design of the part and produce auto parts at a competitive price.

Aluminum auto parts in this video are produced from a few parts to thousands of car parts a day. Many features of the automotive part are manufactured “near net shape” to save the cost of wasted materials and the additional labor of machining. Mounting holes are usually produced into the aluminum auto part during production. also saving cost. Many of the primary “tier one” automotive manufacturers have their own manufacturing plants. They also purchase aluminum automotive parts from companies such as Kinetic Die Casting Company.

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

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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