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Comparison of Die Casting Tooling Types

Die Casting Tooling Types – Kinetic Die Casting Company produces die casting tooling for may types of die casting products.

  • Die Casting Inserts
  • Die Casting Mold Bases
  • Unit Die – Die Casting Tooling
  • Complete Die Casting Tooling
  • Die Casting Trim Die Tooling

Die Casting Inserts –
Typically the least expensive tool to buy to get die casting parts. The cost of an insert starts at about $6000 and could range upward to over $20,000. The inserts can weigh as little as 30 – 40 pounds or more than 100 pounds. And typically the die casting inserts are only 4″-6″ larger than the part that needs to be produced.

Die Casting Inserts need to be mounted into a Die Casting Mold Base. If the die casting part needs a slide or slides. The mold base could be more costly.

Die Casting Mold Bases –
The Die Casting Insert Tool is mounted into a mold base to make die casting parts. The mold base is very large (usually over 15 inches), heavy (usually over 1500 pounds) and expensive (usually over $4,000). The mold base is necessary to control the temperature and pressures in die casting. The mold base has a hole to allow the metal to be injected into the tool. The mold base has special clamping slots so it can be mounted into the die casting machine.

Unit Die – Die Casting Tools –
A special die casting tool that is used to reduce the cost from a complete die casting tool and more efficient than die casting insets is the unit die tool, sometimes called a DME unit die. The unit die tool is easier and faster to change out in a die casting machine. Sometimes as little as half an hour verses sometimes four hours as a complete tool, or six hours as a die casting insert. It requires that the die casting company have a master DME unit holder mounted in a die casting machine. The unit dies are universal in the die casting industry and can be moved from one die casting company to another easier, similar to complete tooling, than die casting inserts. Unit dies are produced in three sizes, depending on the size of the part to be produced. 10×12 (pronounced ten by twelve), 12×15 (pronounced twelve by 15), and 15×18 (pronounced fifteen by eighteen)

Complete Die Casting Tooling –
The best quality tool. The most expensive tool. The tool that is the easiest to move from one die casting company to another. This tool is the complete package, cavity inserts and mold base. It mounts directly into the die casting machine. It controls the temperature and pressure much better than it’s counterparts.

Die Casting Trim Dies –
A die casting trim die cuts the excess material around the die casting part (flash). The die casting trim die mounts in a hydraulic press and saves time and produces a better part than sanding parts.

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Why Concrete Roof Tiles

Why Concrete Roof Tiles. Do you know that a strong and attractive-looking concrete roof is a sign of a well-planned home? Apart from an experienced roofing contractor and good equipment used in building your home, a quality concrete roof will set your home apart from any other. This is why it is very important to consider your roof structure and the general architectural style of your home before making your choice of roofing material.

There are a wide variety of choices in concrete roofing materials. You will need to choose the kind that are both attractive and durable, as well as weather-proof, energy-efficient, and budget-friendly. You can consider composition shingles, which will fit most financial considerations, are fire resistant and need very low maintenance. However, they have a limited life span and are susceptible to very strong winds.

For a more natural look, you can take a look at wood shakes that will allow your home to take in more air. However, they are not impervious to insects, rot or mold, and they require a lot of repairs. Slate is more expensive, but is fire resistant and does not require much maintenance. But they are also brittle and can cause damage to your drains.

A lot of roofing contractors recommend concrete roofing tiles because they have a more modern look, and are fire resistant, rot repelling, as well as indestructible by insects. They are also low maintenance, durable, and longer lasting. Concrete roofing tilemolds come in a wide variety of colors and can even be made to look like slate, shake, or terra cotta tiles. Their versatility extends to their use as exterior wall decorative accents, and they are sure to make your home weather-proof, well-insulated, attractive, energy-efficient, and infinitely more comfortable.


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

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Aluminum Roof Tile Molds

Die casting tooling is used to make the aluminum plates known as Roof Tile Molds. Aluminum Roof Tile Molds or Roof Tile Plates used by roof tile manufactures. Aluminum Roofing Tile Molds are the aluminum molds that Roofing tile Companies use to make the concrete tiles for roofs on homes. They produce several thousand roof tiles a day using an extrusion process with a concrete slurry. Aluminum Roofing Tile Molds for Concrete Roofing Tile Industry also called Roofing Tilemolds, Tile Molds or Rooftile Plates are usually made in aluminum or steel. Aluminum roof tile molds weigh less and usually cost less than steel.

Concrete Roof Tiles
There are many styles of roof tiles for homes. Many times these styles are called flat profile roof tiles, low profile roof tiles and high profile roof tiles. Some are known as Mission Roof tiles, Villa Roof tiles, Slate Roof tiles, Shake Roof tiles, Roman Roof tiles, Double Roman Roof tiles, Estate S-Tile, Espania Roof tiles, Flat Roof tiles or Barrel Roof tiles.

The die casting tooling made to produce the plate used as molds is very elaborate and can be seen on the Kinetic Die Casting Tooling Page.

Kinetic Die Casting manufactures aluminum and zinc die casting parts. Samples of KDC’s work include die cast speaker parts, aluminum tile plates, and other die cast metal parts. If you would like to have a quote please visit our website: Kinetic Die Casting Company

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