Although the development of stamping processing technology has been focused on molds so far, under the current globalization of production plants, it has fallen into the bottleneck of commercial expansion. The lack of local mold technicians overseas has become a problem that cannot be ignored.
Although dies represent a significant cost, the greatest capital investment is in the die-casting machine itself. Once the die is available, it becomes easy to rapidly ramp-up production. Normally, these are produced in small batches. This ability to suddenly increase production rate has been dramatically demonstrated in the challenge to produce ventilators for the Covid-19 pandemic.
There is a tendency to re-produce and produce commodities close to the sales market. The usual business case for production close to the market is the ability to respond quickly to changing markets. Reducing the carbon footprint involved in transporting goods and making the supply chain more resilient are also important drivers.
When looking to manufacture your product parts, you may be faced with the choice between using aluminum die casting, sand casting or permanent mold casting as your process. What is the difference between these various processes, and which one is right for you? Read on to learn more.
Die casting is a metal casting industry technique, which is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into the film cavity. Membrane chambers are made using two hardened tool steel molds. These molds are machined into a certain shape during processing and work in a similar way to injection molds.