Die Casting is an integral part of every metal industry […]
Die Casting is an integral part of every metal industry and is actually growing in leaps and bounds due to their increasing needs in important sectors of the civilized world. Of these, the aircraft industry is the most important application area where molten metals that have been shaped are used in building its various parts. Today, this is also integral to the construction industry for making various implements.
Invented way back in 1838, die casting equipment was invented for movable type of use in the printing industry. However, its high performance level and cost effectiveness made it grow rapidly in the consumer goods and appliances sector as well.
Among the various metal alloys that are used in this technology are zinc, aluminum, magnesium, copper, lead, tin and so on. Of these, zinc die casting is the most popular as the metal is ductile, has high impact strength and is easily plated. Moreover, as zinc is cheaper than other metal and metal alloys, this is used in the manufacture of smaller parts in a more economical manner. In addition, the best thing about zinc is that it has a low melting point and promotes long die life.
Equally popular is die casting aluminum products especially in the aircraft industry, which requires certain standards for both safety reasons and for better aesthetics. Aluminum is known to be lightweight, yet has high dimensional stability for complex shapes and thin walls. Moreover, it is resistant to corrosion, has high thermal and electrical conductivity, as well as durability at high temperatures.
Apart from the aviation sector, the automotive sector too uses casting aluminum technology for high quality, cost effective and utilitarian parts. In addition, this technology is used in making electronic devices like cell phones and MP3 players, digital cameras and flat screen monitors among many others. The automotive industry also uses zinc casting products for their durability.
There are many advantages of using this technology in various industry sectors. The first reason is that it provides excellent dimensional accuracy with smooth cast and thinner walls, which is necessary for achieving the desired results. This is extremely essential to save cost, as no secondary machining operations are required thereafter. Due to all these reasons, metal casting has emerged as an important business sectors these days.