Die Casting

March 17, 2020

Tolerance Analysis for the Molding of Kitchen Appliance Surfaces Design and Modification

This is to illustrate how to use tolerance analysis as a tool to ensure that a kitchen appliance molding design meets its mass production requirements and customer expectations for component assembly, product appearance, and product performance. The Benefits of Tolerance Analysis Before mass production Verifies a design will achieve the desired level of quality Ensures [...]
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January 21, 2019

Key Questions to Ask When Sourcing the Best Die Caster for Your Project

After months of research, developing a die casting design concept and validating it, you’re ready to move into the next phase of the project:  selecting a die caster to turn the concept into a reality.  Unless you have an existing relationship with a reputable die casting supplier that you’ve established, finding the best metal die […]

Die Casting
January 21, 2019

Aluminum vs. Magnesium vs. Zinc: Alloy Properties in a Nutshell

Aluminum, magnesium, and zinc are the most common alloys used in the die casting process.  Aluminum and magnesium are considered to be relatively “lightweight” metals, and zinc alloys are a preferred metal to use in the miniature die casting processes and applications requiring thinner walls. Deciding which alloy is best suited for a specific application of a die […]

Die Casting
January 21, 2019

What Parts Should Choose Miniature Zinc Die Castings

Miniature zinc die casting is a precision die casting process which addresses the need for smaller component production.  The process is similar to conventional hot chamber die casting, but has the ability to produce castings with faster cycle times, tighter tolerances, and minimal value-added operations.  It can also be an economical replacement for other processes such as […]

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January 21, 2019

Hot Chamber Die Casting and Cold Chamber Die Casting

High pressure die casting (HPDC) is a process where molten metal is injected under very high pressure into premium steel molds (dies) in order to manufacture high precision die cast products.  The die is designed to cast engineered shapes and complex features with great accuracy and consistent replication. There are two types of HPDC which Chicago White Metal […]

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January 17, 2019

About Die Casting Dies

The key to a successful die casting is a good tool design, so it is vital that both the die caster and the customer are well-versed in die casting capabilities and how they fit with project requirements. A die casting die is a custom-engineered, multi-part piece of equipment made from high quality, heat-treated steel.  The […]

Die Casting
January 17, 2019

The lawn and garden power equipment industry for die casting

Industry Outlook The lawn and garden power equipment industry is experiencing a steady increase each year, with a 3.2% annual growth rate.  Projections show that at this rate, the industry will reach $11.7 billion by 2019.  While the residential consumer segment still dominates the market, the commercial market has seen an uptick in growth that […]

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January 17, 2019

How to Design a Die Casting for Manufacturing

There are several processes which can be used to efficiently manufacture parts.  When a project engineer has a solid idea of how the parts all come together to make the end product, it is time to consider which manufacturing process will be the optimal solution for the individual components.  Die casting is one of many […]

Die Casting
January 16, 2019

DIE CASTING DESIGN EXPERIENCE

High pressure die casting is a fast, repeatable process that delivers quality metal components, every time—but only if your component is designed properly. There are many factors that go into a successful design for high-volume manufacturing and our team of engineers helps thousands of customers each year successfully launch new projects. Keep reading to learn […]

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January 15, 2019

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE DIE CASTING CORROSION RESISTANCE ALLOYS

Corrosion resistance refers to how well a metal withstands damage caused by oxidization or similar chemical reactions—usually over time. For many of our customers, this translates to how well and how long their metal component can withstand certain environments while still maintaining functional integrity. Whereas some of our customers are more concerned with the aesthetics […]

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