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Free Die Casting Tool Insert Mounting

Kinetic Die Casting Company has several available die casting moldbases or Mold Bases for insert tools. If your company has die casting inserts only, we will mount your die casting inserts into one our available die casting tooling holders for free.

Discount for Die Casting Insert Tooling Mounting
Sometimes a manufacturing company owns simple tooling inserts and not the moldbase or die holder to make parts. The cost to mount these inserts in another moldbase can run as high as $2500. If your company has these inserts and cannot move those inserts to Kinetic Die Casting Company because of the mounting cost. We have good news for you!

For three months: November 2009, December 2009 and January 2010, Kinetic Die Casting will offer free tool mounting for simple insert tools sent to our company for production. This a a savings of $500 to sometimes over $2500 at other die casting companies.

Here are the terms of this free mounting offer:

  • Inserts must arrive in our facility no later than January 31, 2010.
  • A purchase order must be approved by Kinetic Die Casting for production parts by January 31, 2010
  • KDC pricing on new jobs is provided in less than three days typically, if a sample part casting and a casting print are provided.
  • There will be no limitation from KDC on the minimum or maximum quantity of production parts of the part purchase order.
  • Delivery of the parts can be scheduled anytime in 2010
  • Simple insert means the inserts have no slides (a small fee for slides is necessary)
  • Die Casting Insert Tools remain the property of the customer.
  • Die Casting Moldbase or tooling holder remains the property of Kinetic Die Casting.

Contact Kinetic Die Casting today to take advantage of this free offer:

Kinetic Die Casting Company
6918 Beck Avenue
North Hollywood, California
USA 91605

800-524-8083 tel
818-982-0877 fax

Kinetic Die Casting is a aluminum and zinc die casting company. If you would like to know more information, please visit our website:Kinetic Die Casting Company

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Die Casting Tooling Inserts

Inserts For Die Casting Tooling. There are four types of die cast tools. These are: the single cavity die, the multiple cavity die, the unit die and the combination die. However, all of these dies may have one thing in common. These may be using smaller pieces of metals called inserts. With the advancement in the designing process, many of the more sophisticated die casting tooling can now be fabricated successfully using these smaller pieces of metal. Although these may look nothing more than thin rods of material or even a blob of metal (literally) inserted in the die, inserts are probably the best and most economical way of creating sophisticated cast die pieces.

The main purpose of inserts is to create the holes or the running tubes within the piece. In earlier times, these holes or tubes can only be “placed” within a finished piece by manually or mechanically gouging it out. Needless to say, this can be a pricey affair especially if you consider the actual cost of hiring either skilled workmen to drill the holes or buying machines for the same purpose. Also this practice was subject to a lot of errors and therefore not feasible for mass production – especially when quality control is very rigid.

Fortunately, die cast tooling inserts can now be easily accommodated in most cast die machines. The material used for inserts depend on the actual materials being processed by the machines. As a rule hot chamber machines use molten materials with lower melting points like copper, lead, magnesium and even zinc. On the other hand, cold chamber machines use mainly aluminum or aluminum based alloys which have higher melting points. The inserts are made from the same materials as the actual die, usually steel alloys, but these are reinforced to make sure that metal erosion does not take place during the actual production stage.

Kinetic Die Casting is a Los Angeles die casting company that manufactures aluminum and zinc parts. If you would like more information, please visit our website:Kinetic Die Casting Company

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Die Cast Tooling and Its Forms

Die Cast Tooling and Its Forms. Die cast tooling are the dies and the molds used for die casting. These die cast tools many forms namely Trim Dies used for die cast parts, Die Cast Family Mold Tooling, Complete Class “A” Die Cast Mold Tooling or Die Tooling, Unit Die Tooling, Prototype Die Cast Tooling Inserts and Die Cast Tooling Inserts.

I would be focusing this article on the latter form, the die cast tooling inserts since among all the die cast tooling, these are the least expensive. These actually are just enough steel to create cavities plus extra steel to put up with the fluctuations of the temperature of molten metal injecting under force. To extend the tooling life, the inserts should be heat treated to reach their proper hardness, not too hard and not too soft. Making it too soft will cause it to easily get damaged or easily wear from erosion and making it too hard, on the other hand could result to the steel cracking due to high temperature. Toolmakers who do not use enough steel in the inserts may reduce its potential life.

The die casting tooling inserts need to be supported by a type of holder so that metal could be injected into it and also to provide a sort of a path for the metal to pass and go in while the gases escape. These gases should be removed because it can produce porosity. This holder of inserts are called unit die, family die or mold base.

Die casting is no simple task. You would need to ask expert toolmakers to do this job for you. You just simply need to look online for you to find the expert that could help you. Varying websites of different die casting companies can be found in the internet. All you need is to choose which is the one nearest you.

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Diecasting Tooling

Die casting tooling is also known as die casting dies, die casting molds or insert die. Die casting tooling also comes in different sizes, values, and styles. Die casting tooling comes either with a single cavity or multiple cavities. The cost for die cast tooling varies for trim dies and cavity inserts.

Die casting tooling can be damaged and wear off from erosion if the cavity inserts are soft. It requires expertise and understanding on how to mold tooling for aluminum. Kinetic Die Casting Company makes die cast tooling.

Die casting tooling insert is the cheapest form of die cast tooling. It requires heat treatment to extend its tooling life. The die cast tooling insert can wear away and be easily damaged due to erosion of the molten metal. There are die casting toolmakers that don’t use enough steel. Therefore it results to low potential life of the inserts.

Inserts must be mounted into a holder that allows the aluminum to inject into the insert. A pathway should be provided for the metal to go in. These holders are commonly called as family die, unit die or mold base.

If you can’t get yourself good quality die casting tooling inserts for your aluminum because it is expensive, try to get a prototype. The prototype insert is can also be used to test and create a design. It is somehow less expensive compared to a hardened cavity insert and it takes less time to produce. However, this tool can be damaged easily and since it is not as good as a steel insert, it can’t be modified.

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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Die Cast Tooling Mold Bases

Kinetic Die Casting owns several Die Casting Tooling Mold Bases that we use to produce aluminum die casting parts. These die cast mold bases are convenient for use for customers who own die casting tooling inserts but not a die cast mold base to use in a die casting machine. Some of the moldbases we own are as small as 12″ by 12″ and are as large as 36″ by 36″. Kinetic Die Casting also owns DME unit dies and MUD bases. DME unit dies are available in many sizes. Kinetic Die Casting primarily uses two DME Unit Die sizes:

  • 10″ x 12″ DME Unit Die
  • 12″ x 15″ DME Unit Die
  • Kinetic Die Casting will mount “customer owned” die cast tooling inserts into our mold bases so we can produce aluminum die casting parts. We can mount inserts ranging in sizes from 3″ to 20″ and all sizes in between. If a customer contacts us and they own die casting tooling inserts only, we can make parts for them. We have also made die cast tooling inserts for customers that will fit our mold bases. The tooling inserts are many types, like:

  • Guitar Amplifier Housings
  • Chocolate Fountain Heaters
  • Golfing Products
  • Aluminum Boxes
  • Aluminum Heatsinks
  • Aluminum Hardware
  • Military Parts
  • Aluminum Auto Parts
  • Aluminum Aircraft Parts
  • Die Casting Tooling is the greatest cost barrier to producing aluminum die cast Custom Metal Parts. The die cast die mold base is a very large percentage of the die cast tool cost. Kinetic Die Casting uses our die casting mold bases to save money for our customers, so they can get the die casting parts they need.

    Kinetic Die Casting has Die Casting Tooling Mold Bases

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