In the table below, you will find a chart for the alloy which we employ in the die-casting process as well as it's physical properties. Exceptions regarding alloys utilized in this process may be made based on the quantity of castings requested by the customer, job size, etc.
The Aluminum Cold Chamber Die Casting process is a versatile process for producing engineered parts by forcing molten metal, under high pressure, into reusable steel molds. These molds, called dies, can be designed to produce complex shapes with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. These parts can be sharply defined, with smooth or textured surfaces, and are suitable for a wide variety of attractive and serviceable finishes.
Die casting is a a rapid and efficient production process that allows a high volume of parts to be produced very quickly and more cost effectively than alternative casting processes. This method of casting also offers a broader range of shapes and components than any other manufacturing technique. These components include the ability to: cast very thin walls, cast-in inserts
(reducing or eliminating the need for secondary machining operations), and very high tensile strength.
As a general rule, die casting provides great dimensional accuracy, producing castings with dimensional tolerances at or around .005 inch/foot. The surface roughness of die castings usually ranges between 1 - 2.5 micrometres.