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How Accurate is Zinc Die Casting and Things to Consider?
You are currently surrounded by products that are produced in diecasts. When you turn the taps on or drive your car, almost every product or part of the product you use in your daily life has a component that is manufactured with diecasting in some form. The die casting process gives you the ability to produce repeatedly detailed and highly accurate components which makes it...
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Low-Pressure vs. High-Pressure Die Casting
The different capabilities and restrictions of high-pressure and low-pressure die-casting processes need to be taken into account when choosing a method of production to meet your component requirements. Low-pressure die-casting accounts for around 20% of light metal casting but, the most commonly used is high-pressure die-casting which accounts for around 50% of light metal casting. Low pressure die-casting primarily uses alloys with low melting points...
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New Drilling and Tapping Machine Delivering Results
We are delighted to see that the installation of our new drilling and tapping machine delivering results. It will extend our capabilities to offer multifunctional finishing and post castings operations to customers who require the finishing touch. Precision in motion Manufactured by Camtool Engineering Ltd - A specialist bespoke machine manufacturer only a stone‚Äôs throw away in Coseley, it offered the perfect solution for our requirements...
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The Benefits Of Using Die Casting In Your Product Design
Die casting is often used to make components for the automotive industry or decorative hardware and many other small components. In fact, die-cast parts can be found in many things; you are probably just unaware that they are made from die-cast metal. Locks and gears are common finished products. Other examples are hooks, toys, door handles, pumps, power tool housing, golf clubs and general engineering...
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Selecting The Correct Casting Material
Primary materials that are widely used in die casting include zinc, aluminium and magnesium. It is important when deciding on which material to use, to carefully consider the application along with the required strength and surface finish of the component. Zinc The best choice for thin walled castings and for manufacturing to tight tolerancesRecognised as offering the greatest mouldabilityA heavy material that can give additional...
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Increasing Perceived Product Quality
Small changes in component design, manufacturing and finishing can significantly impact upon the perceived quality of an OEM product or appliance. The surprising thing here too is that unit costs need not necessarily increase if materials and other efficiencies are explored. Component Weight Perceived quality can increase with component weight. Handles, levers, rails, knobs and other parts that are touched or activated by an end...
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Choosing The Right Die Cast Supplier
Where should I source diecastings from? Many diecastings used in the UK are sourced from the EU or Asia. The EU has traditionally offered fast access to high quality castings, slightly higher unit costs and better service. Whilst the common perception has been that Asia offers lower unit costs, this is no longer the case. The commodity price of zinc alloy has risen globally in...
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