What is the High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting Process?
High pressure aluminum die casting is a manufacturing process of casting. It is a fast and cost-effective manufacturing process.It molten metal (aluminum) is injected with a die casting machine under force using considerable pressure into a steel mold or die to form products. The term of “Cold Chamber Die Casting” refers to a separate metal melting furnace.
he High Pressure Die Casting, cold chamber die casting process follows this sequence:
- The die casting machine opens the die casting mold.
- The prior part is removed and the die cast mold is sprayed for the next part
- The aluminum is poured using a ladle into a shot cylinder
- The shot piston injects the metal into the die casting mold.
- The machine opens and the process starts again.
Advantages of High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting Process:
|Lower costs compared to other processes.|
|Cheap – typically production of any number of components from thousands to millions|
|Castings with close dimensional control and good surface finish|
|Castings with thin walls, lighter in weight|
Application of Pressure Die Casting
- Automotive parts like wheels, blocks, cylinder heads, manifolds etc.
- Aerospace castings.
- Electric motor housings.
- Kitchen ware such as pressure cooker.
- Cabinets for the electronics industry.
Because of the excellent dimensional accuracy and the smooth surfaces of die casting,most high pressure die castings need no machining except the removal of flash around the edge and possible drilling and tapping holes. High pressure die casting production is fast and inexpensive relative to other casting processes.
There are several aluminum alloys in our Company. They are used by high pressure die casting parts with different mechanical properties and chemical breakdowns. Aluminum is used in 81-90% of the high pressure die casting alloys available in the world today. Often aluminum high pressure die casting can replace steel. It increase strength and reducing part weight. We produce high pressure die casting parts in small sizes of less than an ounce up to large sizes of 10 pounds. We usually can produce and ship high pressure die casting parts within two weeks of receipt of your purchase order if we have the high pressure die casting die already and have completed our first article inspections.
High Quantity High Pressure Die Casting Products
Many high pressure die casting parts can be produced in a single day with the right die casting tooling and proper high pressure die casting part design. Our Die Casting has produced quantities of 10,000 to 20,000 high pressure die casting parts a week in some cases. We can design or work with your designer to develop high volume high pressure die casting tooling.
Low Quantity High Pressure Die casting Products
We will produce for our customers low quantities of high pressure die casting parts, as few as 100 high pressure die casting parts. The cost to produce and complete the high pressure die casting parts is higher than the larger quantities. So the high pressure die casting part price is higher. Some die cast part manufacturers will not bother with quantities under several thousand. So this becomes an advantage to our Die Casting.
Compare Die Casting Alloys, this chart describes the similarities of the various die casting metals.
About High Pressure Die Casting Tooling
High Pressure die casting molds, sometimes referred to as high pressure die casting tooling, are made from steel hardened to withstand high temperatures and extreme pressures. There are many types of high pressure die casting tooling from simple inexpensive inserts to complete high pressure die casting dies that are dedicated to only one part. Once a high pressure die casting tool is produced, the cost to make high pressure die casting parts is very little. We have an in-house toolmaker who can make your high pressure die casting die or fit your inserts into one of our holders at a very competitive price. Tooling Die Casting, Tooling for Aluminum Parts.
How to control Die Casting Part Quality?
The dimensional accuracy of our Die Casting maintains is one of our outstanding characteristics. We will create an “checking list” that has all the inspection points necessary to ship you the high pressure die casting parts you want. We provide a “Certificate of Conformance” with each shipment of high pressure die casting parts.
If you want to get an existing die casting or metal part of another casting process,welcome contact us freely.