The Advantages of Die Casting

Update:Nov 27 2017
Summary:

We recommend that parts be assembled as die-cast parts […]

We recommend that parts be assembled as die-cast parts with other components on the initial part, saving you tools and other purchased parts. This is one of the many benefits of die-casting - creating a basic part to eliminate the need for assembly and machining and saving customers money in the long run. Die-casting, however, is a high-volume production process, so parts requirements need more than a few hundred parts a year to amortize the initial mold costs of the process.

Die-casting is an efficient and economical process that offers a wider range of shapes and components than any other manufacturing technology. Parts have a longer life and can be designed to complement the visual appeal of the surrounding parts. Die casting components, trim and / or finished products provide many of the features, advantages, and benefits to those who designate die-casting as a manufacturing process.

Die casting technology offers complex shapes with smaller tolerances Die-cast parts are produced at high productivity compared to many other mass-production processes.

Die-cast parts provide durable, dimensionally stable parts with a quality feel and look. Die castings can be made with thinner walls than are available with other casting methods and are stronger than plastic injection molded parts of the same size. Zinc castings can be easily plated or finished with minimal surface preparation. Die-castings can be produced on surfaces that simulate various textures. The holes in the die casting can be drilled and used to tap the hole size. The male thread on the part can be easily cast. Die-cast parts provide integral fastening elements, such as bosses and studs, which can lead to economical assembly. Other metals and some non-metallic inserts can be die-cast in place.

Die casting is an efficient and economical process that, when maximized to its full potential, can replace the assembly of a wide variety of parts produced by various manufacturing processes, saving significant costs and labor.