Die Casting: In General


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What is die casting? Sure, you have heard about it but do you really know what it is? It is a process that uses fluid that is injected into a mold at very high pressures. Probably the most popular type of this type of casting is that which is used to make model, toy cars. For example, Matchbox cars are widely known as they are made from this process.

The processing time for most castings of this type is between one and two months. Production rates can be anywhere from 20 to 200 units per hour. The machinery used in the process is huge, heavy and expensive. They work at very high pressures of upwards of 100 megapascals or higher. The main materials that are cast ten to be copper based alloys, zinc based, magnesium based or aluminum based.

Of course, toy cars are far from the only use of this process. Die casting does work in a number of industries in fact. A great source of information about these processes comes from the North American Die Casting Association itself. At their website, they teach about the process, about the industry and how this type of casting can work well in virtually any need that is out there. The product generated is high in quality, lasting quite a long time. It is innovative and offers dynamics that are unique and useful to the buyers.

On their website, you will also find a great deal of information on locating engineers and designers for your specific product needs. You will find that there are all sorts of opportunities to take your business to the next level when you contact this organization to help you with your die casting needs. Some of the world’s best products are those that are cast in this way. Are yours, yet?

For more information please see http://www.die-casting-info.co.uk


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