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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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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Feb 282019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company uses die casting tooling and die casting molds to make die casting parts for our customers. Some customers send us tooling that was used by other die casting companies to make parts and we will make these aluminum or zinc parts for our customer.

Kinetic Die Casting is offering a Die Casting Tooling Transfer special.
Manufacturing companies can transfer their die casting tooling to Kinetic Die Casting Company and we will make their aluminum or zinc parts in just a few weeks.

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Kinetic Die Casting Company, a better die casting part supplier. We make that decision easier.
1. Send us your die casting tooling and die casting molds
2. Send us a purchase order made to us with your old suppliers part prices.
3. We will honor the die casting part price paid to the old die casting part supplier.
4. You will get better die casting parts than you received before.
5. We will ship the die casting parts to you fast.

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/diecasting-tooling-transfer/

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Kineticdc makes:
What is Die Casting
Die Casting Part Pictures
Diecast Tooling

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

Jan 312019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company (kineticdc) makes aluminum parts and zinc parts using diecasting tooling aka die casting tooling or die casting molds. There are several possible items that fall under the heading as tooling. In the following weeks, I will be discussing the following terms used as die casting tooling:
– Complete Mold, Complete Die Casting Die
– Unit Die Tools (DME)
– Unit Die Holder
Die Casting Trim Dies
– Die Casting Cavity Inserts “Tooling Inserts”
– Mold base (moldbase)

Last week, I wrote about Die Casting Tooling Inserts.
This week I write about:

Die Casting Trim Dies
The die casting trim die saves time, labor and money making die casting parts. During the die casting manufacturing process, molten metal is forced into the die casting mold through the shot hole, this uses considerable temperature and pressure. The molten metal is forced into the die cavities. The gases escape ahead of the metal out gas vents. Where the metal enters the cavity is called the gate. The air and gas in the tool escapes out of the tool through over-flows and vents. There is also excess metal in holes and around the edges called flash. The flash, gates, vents and over-flows need to be removed from the casting. This can be labor intensive using files, drills, deburr tools and sanders. A trim die automates the trimming process.

This was a four part Die Casting Tooling Series:

  1. Complete Molds, Complete Die Casting Dies
  2. Die Casting Unit Die Tools (DME)
  3. Die Casting Cavity Inserts “Tooling Inserts”
  4. Die Casting Trim Dies

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/diecast-trim-dies/

“The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”
What Are Die Casting Parts?
Die Casting Tooling Prices
Die Casting Tooling

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

Jan 242019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company (kineticdc) makes aluminum parts and zinc parts using diecasting tooling aka die casting tooling or die casting molds. There are several possible items that fall under the heading as tooling. In the following weeks, I will be discussing the following terms used as die casting tooling:
– Complete Mold, Complete Die Casting Die
– Unit Die Tools (DME)
– Unit Die Holder
– Trim Die
Die Casting Cavity Inserts “Tooling Inserts”
– Mold base (moldbase)

Last week, I wrote about Unit Die Tools for Die Casting. This week I write about:

Die Casting Tooling Inserts
The terms “Cavities” or “Inserts” are the terms used to indicate a tool that is the least part of a die casting tool used to make die casting parts. These tooling cavities are fitted into a holder, a unit die or a mold base, before the tool can be mounted in the die casting machine.

Please review my previous articles on “Complete Die Casting Dies” and “Die Casting Unit Die Tools” to see what I mean about mounting the mold into the machine.

The Cavity Insert Tool does not have an ejector plate or ejector pins. These items will need to be fabricated prior to fitting the inserts into the holder. Inserts are somewhat small, the most common size is 6×6 inches weighing less than 30 pounds. In comparison, a unit die weighs over 100 pounds and a mold base can weigh 2000 pounds. Purchasing Tooling Inserts is the least expensive avenue into getting die casting parts. The downside is the die casting supplier owns the holder required to make parts.

Next Thursday… Trim Dies

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/tooling-inserts/

“The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”
What Are Die Casting Parts?
Die Casting Tooling Prices
Die Casting Tooling

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

Jan 172019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company (kineticdc) makes aluminum parts and zinc parts using diecasting tooling aka die casting tooling or die casting molds. There are several possible items that fall under the heading as tooling. In the following weeks, I will be discussing the following terms used as die casting tooling:
– Complete Mold, Complete Die Casting Die
Unit Die Tools (DME)
– Unit Die Holder
– Trim Die
– Cavity Inserts “Inserts”
– Mold base (moldbase)

Last week, I wrote about Complete Die Casting Molds. This week I write about:

Unit Die Tools for Die Casting
The terms “Unit Die” or “DME Die” are the terms used to indicate a tool that is part of a unit tool used to make die casting parts. The letters “DME” are for Detroit Mold Engineering, the original developers of the DME unit die tool. Similar to how some people refer to a “soda pop” as a “Coke”. The unit die typically consists of a set of cavity inserts mounted in the unit die. Typically, an ejector plate with ejector pins are part of the package. There are several sizes of Unit Die Tools, they are indicated by their dimensions (Height by Width). The most common sizes are 10×12, 12×15 and 15×18.

The DME unit die uses a master unit die holder to hold the tool in the die casting machine. Sometimes, the maser holder remains in the die casting machine making the die casting mold changeover time faster. The master unit die holder has the clamping rails needed to mount the tool in the die casting machine. The master holder also has the shot hole for the shot sleeve.

The tooling cost for a Unit Die Tool is usually less expensive than a complete mold because it needs less steel and uses the rails and shot hole in the master unit die holder. The die casting company will usually own the various sizes of master unit die holders.

Next Thursday… Cavity Inserts

Permalink: https://www.kineticdiecasting.com/kdc/unit-die-tools/

“The Parts We Make Today, We Ship Today”
What Are Die Casting Parts?
Die Casting Tooling Prices
Die Casting Tooling

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