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

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