Aluminium Die casting is a process that helps in the manufacturing of smooth or textured surface and dimensionally stable metal parts. Die casting create parts from a variety of non-ferrous and durable metals e.g. lead, aluminum, magnesium, zinc, tin, copper and other composite materials. These parts are largely used in mounting main and ancillary machines in the different industries including telecommunication, electric, automotive, hydraulic, lighting industries.
Various finishes are employed for enhancing the appearance based on the surface texture if needed. These finishes include shot blasting, orbital sanding, powder coating, etc. Here are some examples of die casting parts:
Pinless tag clip
A pinless tag clip is a die casting part that is used in the shopping malls to safe clothes from being theft. It is a zinc die casting part which is very lightweight i.e. only 0.53 ounce.
Power conditioning module chassis
This die casting part is made of aluminum. Its weight is 2.3 lbs and the size is 30*30 cm. It is used in electronic machines as a replacement for machined components. It dies quickly only in 8 weeks and also cost-effectively.
It is a die casting part that connects the wheel with the steering components. Ultimate tensile strength of steering knock is greater than 2X which is a requirement of customers. Further, it is very strong and unbreakable in lower control arm tests. Die-cast Steering knuckles has 10% less weight and 5% cheap as compared to previous knuckles. On the basis of all these facts, it can be said that it has beaten all previous knuckles.
The thrust rod is building blocks of BMW X5. This rod is a replacement of three stamped steel parts. In this way, the weight of die-cast thrust rods is 50% less compared to the previous ones.
Engine base bracket
The engine base bracket is a part of Honda. It has consolidated 16 parts into a single part and thereby removed the cost of assembling. The die-cast engine base bracket has reduced the weight by 44% in comparison with the steel fabrication. It is strong and ductile enough to meet the standards of the customers.
Another example of the die casting parts is the engine subframe which is a part of the vehicle. It has a separate structure in the vehicle because it aims to save the passengers from the vibration and harness of the engine. It has consolidated 48 parts into 16 and in this way caused a reduction in weight and cost.
Shock tower is another application of automotive die casting. It is a part of BMW X5 and prepared by a high vacuum die casting. It is a replacement of 5 parts of the steel assembly. As a result, 40% of the weight is reduced.
Die casting parts are produced after melting the metal and then reshaping it. These parts are prepared in smooth as well as complex shapes and in any size depending on the manufacturer’s needs. They have many applications in various industries because they reduce the weight and cost by replacing many parts with single or few parts.