Die-casting is a manufacturing process. In this process, metal parts are produced when molten metal is forced in a die cavity under extremely high pressure.
Usually, the molds or die cavities are made using tool steel that has been hardened. This steel is machined into the shape of die cast parts (net or near net). Because of this, it is easy to be accurate, quick and repeat production by custom aluminum die casting companies. It is even possible to produce names, textures surfaces and other fine details with the help of this process without any hassles.
An aluminum die-casting manufacturer can, thus, use this process for mass-produced products with are great in accuracy and quality. This is why you can see die-casting made products all over the house – from waking up to going back to sleep.
A few examples include the doorknob, faucet, various parts of your car, and almost any other metal product that you can see around your house. Even with the decorative items, die-casting is still an easy and viable option.
Usually, magnesium, aluminum, zinc and non-ferrous metals are used during die-casting. Manufacturers depending on custom application requirements and needs have developed alloys.
The biggest advantage of die-casting is producing parts in various shapes, designs and sizes in a quick and repetitive motion. With other processes of manufacturing – for instance, extrusion – the shapes of parts is limited and restricted to the parts’ net shape. With die-casting, however, such a problem is not present.
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