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Pressure Die Casting Aluminum Lighting Parts vs Sand Casting

Pressure Die Casting Aluminum Lighting Parts vs Sand Casting. Aluminum sand cast tooling roughly costs from $500 – $7,500, depending on the size and complexity. Pressure die cast tooling on the other hand costs from $5,000 – $75,000, again depending on the size and complexity of the die cast parts. However, tooling can create from 100,000 parts to as much as 1,000,000 pressure die casting aluminum lighting parts.

In sand casting, the molds or patterns are used to make sand molds. The preparation and bonding process of sand molds is the most critical step in the process. This technique is usually used for high volume production.

With die casting, the mold is usually made of metal like cast iron or steel. They are generally not destroyed but are made permanent. There are several types of die casting, the most widely used being high pressure die casting. 50% of light alloy casting production are made from high pressure die casting.

Sand casting and pressure die casting processes vary from some hundred to some thousand aluminum lighting parts. The cost of tooling and machinery is required for aluminum sand casting that is not normally required in the die casting process due to its tighter tolerance of the pressure die cast process in making the aluminum parts.

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Diecast Light Fixtures

The main purpose of lighting fixtures or parts is to create artificial light. A lighting fixture consist of 0 parts—the light source, light reflector that directs the light to a certain point, an opening (with lens or without lenses), the light housing for protection, an electrical counterweight, and a cord connecting to the power source. Lighting fixtures can be classified as indoor lighting fixtures and outdoor lighting fixtures.

Before the introduction to an aluminum die casting company, lighting parts are made by welding pieces together. This process is costly, time consuming, and labor extensive. Nowadays, lighting parts are manufactured by die casting, a process wherein molten metal is forced into mold cavities. Die casting is beneficial if you are producing large quantities of small to medium sized lighting parts with good details,

Aluminum is lightweight and sturdy, a material often used to make lighting parts because of its durability and good thermal and electrical properties. Die cast aluminum lighting parts are made faster because they can be produced in net shape, meaning there are no welding or drilling methods needed after. Holes can be added to the mold cavities. These holes are necessary for the installation of covers or lids.

Die cast aluminum lighting parts are used in medical offices and parking garages for lighting fixtures. They are also used for bullet lighting fixtures, street traffic lights, outdoor and wall lighting fixtures. Furthermore, there are special light parts made for Aluminum lighting fixtures used for automobile lighting, marine lighting, medical lighting, and aerospace lighting.

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Aluminum Hardware Brackets

Many products in homes need brackets. Chocolate Fountains use brackets to hold the parts together into a finished product. The heater plate in the chocolate fountain requires an “aluminum hardware bracket” to keep it into place. Lighting Fixture Brackets made in aluminum are considered “aluminum hardware brackets”. These light fixture brackets replaced the old lantern holding brackets of many years ago. Stables and barns also require brackets to hold items on the walls and to secure items in place. Smaller brackets are used in wood furniture for holding drawers together, holding shelves in cupboards and holding mirrors onto dressers. Other applications include: towel racks, book shelves, and toilet paper holders.

Home building companies use bracket items in several places. These brackets are used in many applications to hold items in place. Old wood framed windows used brackets to keep the correct angle of the wood window frames. Brackets tend to be angular to hold items up on walls or hold items away from walls. A 90 degree bracket could hold a shelf up on a wall or act as a brace to hold two walls together.

Construction people use brackets, called braces, to hold wood beams at the correct angle. Brackets are incorporated in home electrical boxes to hold these boxes into place and at the proper angle. Aluminum Hardware Brackets have many uses around your home and in new construction of houses.

Aluminum Brackets are made using the aluminum die casting process many times replacing other, less economical processes.

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