What is die casting?

Die Casting

Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mould cavity. The mold cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies which have been machined into shape and work similarly to an injection mold during the process. Most die castings are made from non-ferrous metals, specifically zinc, copper, aluminium, magnesium, lead, pewter and tin based alloys. Depending on the type of metal being cast, a hot- or cold-chamber machine is used.

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Die Casting - Variants - Semi-solid
... Semi-solid die casting uses metal that is heated between its liquidus and solidus, so that it is "slushy" ...
Magnesium Alloy - Designation
... Sand permanent-mold, and die casting are all well developed for magnesium alloys, die casting being the most popular ... twice as expensive as aluminum, its hot-chamber die-casting process is easier, more economical, and 40% to 50% faster than cold-chamber process required for ... Casting operations often require additional precautions because of the reactivity of magnesium with sand and water in sheet, bar, extruded, or cast form ...
Simulation Software - Metal Casting Simulation
... Metal casting simulation is currently performed by Finite Element Method simulation software designed as a defect-prediction tool for the foundry engineer, in order to correct and ... simple and effective manner to simulate different processes such as Gravity sand casting ... Gravity die casting ...

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