Metal die casting is the process of forcing molten metals under high pressure into machined mold cavities to produce metal parts. Most die castings are made from non-ferrous metals, specifically zinc and aluminum. The die casting method is especially suited for applications where large quantities of small to medium sized parts are needed with good detail, a fine surface quality and dimensional consistency.
When it comes to holding close tolerances on production quantities of lightweight, complex parts, die casting is the best choice. And when you need high-quality die cast parts fast - Quickparts Solutions is your best choice.
Quickparts offers rapid turnaround on strong, durable, dimensionally stable production parts through our ISO 9001:2008-certified die casting facilities. Our integrated manufacturing capabilities allow us to rapidly produce die cast tooling, automate the die casting process and maintain continuous quality control shot after shot, taking your project from prototype to production in an accelerated timeframe.
Anatomy of the Metal Die Casting Process
Metal die casting is the process of forcing molten metals under high pressure into machined mold cavities to produce large quantities of small to medium sized parts. The level of versatility offered by metal die casting has placed it among the highest volume products made in the metalworking industry.
- Post Machining
- Powder Coated
Die casting offers solutions for a wide range of applications:
- High Volume metal components
- Automotive powertrain components
- Hand and power tool housings
- Telecommunications & electronics components
- Measuring instruments
- Excellent dimensional accuracy (dependent on casting material, but typically 0.1 mm for the first 2.5 cm (0.005 in. for the first inch) and 0.02 mm for each additional centimeter (0.002 in. for each additional inch
- Little or no machining required
- Thinner walls can be cast as compared to sand and permanent mold casting (approximately 0.75 mm (0.030 in.
- Rapid production rates
- Rapid Quotes
- Faster tooling and production
- Choice of alloys to satisfy physical property requirements
- Multiple finishing options available
- Production run capacity
- Dedicated Project Managers assisting from design to production