What is Aluminum Alloy Die Casting?

Aluminum alloy die casting is a manufacturing process that produces accurately, defined, smooth and textured-surfaced metal parts which accomplished by forcing molten metals into a mold form due to high-pressure systems. It is corrosion-resistant, highly-conductive, has a good stiffness and strength-to-weight ratio based on rapid production. It allows a high volume of die casting parts to be produced very quickly which is more cost-effective than alternative casting processes. Aluminum die casting alloys are lightweight and possess high dimensional stability for complex part geometries and thin walls. Aluminum withstands good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties as well as high thermal and electrical conductivity, making it a good alloy for die casting. Low-density aluminum metals are essential to the die casting industry. The Aluminum Die Casting process retains a durable strength at very high temperatures, requiring the use of cold chamber machines. The molten metal is still contained in an open holding pot which is placed into a furnace, where it is melted to the necessary temperature. The open holding pot is kept separate from the die casting machine and the molten metal is ladled from the pot for each casting because these high temperatures would damage the normal pumping system. The pressure requirements for cold chamber castings are typically higher than those of hot chamber die castings.


The Aluminum Die Casting Process

The casting process implements a steel mold often capable of producing tens of thousands of castings in rapid succession. The die must be made in at least two sections to permit removal of castings. The casting cycle begins with the two die halves are clamped tightly together by the die casting press. Molten aluminum is injected into the die cavity where it solidifies quickly. These sections are mounted securely in a machine and are arranged so that one is stationary while the other is moveable. The die halves are drawn apart and the casting is ejected. Die casting dies can be simple or complex, having moveable slides, cores, or other sections depending on the complexity of the casting. Most machines use mechanisms actuated by hydraulic cylinders to achieve locking. Others use direct acting hydraulic pressure. Die casting machines, large or small, very fundamentally only in the method used to inject molten metal into the die.

What are the advantages of aluminum die casting?

There are many reasons aluminum is the most commonly cast non-ferrous metal in the world. As a lightweight metal, the most popular reason for utilizing aluminum die casting is that it creates very lightweight parts without sacrificing strength. Aluminum die cast parts also have more surface finishing options and can withstand higher operating temperatures than other non-ferrous materials. Aluminum die cast parts are corrosion resistant, highly conductive, have a good stiffness and strength-to-weight ratio. The aluminum die casting process is based on rapid production that allows a high volume of die casting parts to be produced very quickly and more cost-effectively than alternative casting processes. Aluminum die casting has become the favored option for buyers worldwide. Characteristics and Advantages of Aluminum Die Castings include:
Lightweight and Durable
Good Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Great Resistance to Corrosion
Excellent Electrical Conductivity
Fully Recyclable and Reusable in Production

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Thin Wall Die Casting

What Is Thin Wall Die Casting?

Aluminum thin wall die casting is a manufacturing process that generates parts that provide superior strength-to-weight ratios when compared to parts produced through other manufacturing methods. Aluminum die thin wall casting is also an efficient and economical process that can create a nearly unlimited amount of unique product shapes and sizes for industries throughout the world. Aluminum thin walled casts are also commonly used to supplement the aesthetic appeal of its surrounding part.

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