Q - WHAT IS A DIE CAST COMPONENT?
A – It is a metal part produced by the die casting process. A die castcomponent is an accurately dimensioned, sharply defined, smooth or texturedsurface part, produced by forcing molten metal, under high pressure, into metaldies. The process yields thousands of duplicate parts in rapid succession. Diecasting is said to be the fastest route from raw material to finished product.Die cast components are available in a wide variety of non-ferrous metalalloys: Zinc, Aluminum, Magnesium, Zinc-Aluminum, Copper, Lead and Tin. Evenferrous parts are now being die cast in limited quantities.
Q - WHO BUYS DIE CAST COMPONENTS?
A – Purchasers in all types of industries, in all sizes of companies,buy die castings. Die cast components are used for mating with other parts, forhousings, covers, switches, and for gear products from washing machines tocalculators. Die castings can be large or small. They can be used for tinytypewriter letters or for huge truck transmission cases. They can be used forstrength, weight control, finishes, quality, durability, repeatable precisionand accuracy, appearance, and can be made in almost any shape imaginable.Purchasers just like yourself, for any number of good reasons, buy die castcomponents. If you are purchasing stampings, forgings, sand castings, permanentand/or pressure moldings, screw machine products or plastic moldings in mediumto high volume runs, chances are, die casting will help improve your part andlower your cost.
Q - WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DIE CASTCOMPONENTS?
A –Die castings have a number of advantages.
Die castings have advantages such as highspeed production for quick delivery, extremely close tolerances and excellentdimensional stability.
They are lightweight, they have highstrength, and they are heat resistant.
Die castings offer precision accuracy.
Secondary operations are often minimal andunit cost is typically lower than other applications.
Holes can be cast in.
The most intricate shapes can all be castsimply and accurately on long or short production runs.
Die casting provides a smooth or texturedsurface.
Die castings can be easily finished,decorative or protective, with minimum preparation.
Die casting offers a broader range ofshapes and components than any other manufacturing technique.