Why high pressure die casting?
Die castings give designers the ability to achieve strong, consistent, intricate shapes, tight dimensional accuracy using space and weight saving materials.
For some requirements, the cost of the design and manufacture of the high pressure die casting tooling can be significant, however the piece part component cost will often be lower than other forms of manufacture. Tool life expectancy of 1,000,000 shots would not be unreasonable for high pressure zinc tooling, meaning the higher cost of the tooling could be offset by lower piece part costs for the life of the project. Depending on the design of the product being cast and the material used the tool life expectancy of aluminium is much lower at around 100,000 shots.
Your requirements would be suited to high pressure die casting if some or all of the following criteria can be applied to your needs.
- Lower piece part cost and weight.
- Medium to high volume
- Precision accuracy in shape and form.
- Thinner wall sections.
- Parts require machining.
- Parts require a decorative or protective coatings / finish