Better Die Casting Compared with Powdered Metal

Update:Apr 17 2017

When manufacturing metal parts, you can choose from a v […]

When manufacturing metal parts, you can choose from a variety of options. The best way you might know is die casting, but it's curious about other options. An alternative to die castings for the manufacture of metal parts is metal powder. Die casting is suitable for a wide range of metal manufacturing applications, but you can properly understand the powder metal process and its similarity and differences with die casting.

You may be familiar with the die casting process. The molten metal is forced into a closed mold to form your part. When the metal is cooled, a high pressure is applied to the metal. When it is completely cooled to the desired shape, the metal is removed from the mold. This is an efficient and efficient way to produce consistent parts of quality.

The powder metal process has several similarities to the method. In this form of metal parts manufacturing, you can use pre-mixed metal powder and press it into the mold with a high press to produce so-called briquettes. The briquettes are then heated in a sintering furnace to a temperature in the southern part of the melting point of the metal, which causes the compressed metal powder to melt together to produce a metal part which can be completed and used.

Metal forming die-casting and powder metal methods are very alloy friendly and are ideal for large-scale product operation, providing accuracy and consistency that can be used to produce simple and more complex parts. However, powdered metal products tend to be much thicker and heavier than die-cast metal parts. And powder metal molds are often more expensive, making it easier to manufacture complex parts by die casting.

In general, die casting is more extensive and more economical than powder metal applications.