Introduction To Die Casting

Like many manufacturing processes, the die casting industry has specific terminologies, practices and factors to consider when designing or producing a die cast part. In order to provide you with a strong working knowledge and understanding of all factors that must be considered, we have assembled the following reference documents which you can click on.

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Chapter One provides a brief overview on the history of die casting, outlining the major differences between die casting and other metal casting processes, as well as introduces NADCA, the North American Die Casting Association.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 1

 

Chapter Two identifies the variety of applications in which die casting is utilized and the advantages of choosing die casting over competing processes. Several principles to ensure design optimization are also provided in this chapter.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 2

 

Chapter Three compares hot chamber die casting versus cold chamber die casting by breaking down the different components associated with each. This chapter also introduces variations to conventional die casting, which may be offered as a solution to standard processing limitations.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 3

 

Chapter Four details the four main components of a die casting machine: structural components, electrical system components, hydraulic pump components, and safety devices.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 4

 

Chapter Five defines the four major types of casting dies, the three modules a typical casting die contains, and the multiple components of a casting die.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 5

 

Chapter Six outlines the four most common alloy groups used in die casting and the characteristics, properties, and proper applications of each. Also provided are the criteria to consider when choosing an alloy for a project.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 6

 

Chapter Seven explains the purpose of any additional machinery and equipment a single work cell may require in order to produce a die casting, as well as the fundamental steps of the die casting cycle.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 7

 

Chapter Eight categorizes quality requirements and obstacles faced in die casting. This chapter goes in depth describing each of the three most common types of defects found in the industry.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 8

 

Chapter Nine provides an overview of safety in the workplace, identifying the common hazards in a die casting plant and the steps an individual can take to protect themselves.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 9

 

Chapter Ten recognizes the sources of major cost factors in the die casting industry and lays out the three main levels to investigate within a manufacturing cost system.

 

Introduction To Die Casting: Chapter 10