Die casting is a manufacturing process for producing accurately dimensioned, sharply defined, smooth or textured-surface metal parts. It is accomplished by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable metal dies. The process is often described as the shortest distance between raw material and finished product. The term "die casting" is also used to describe the finished product.
The term "gravity diecasting" refers to castings made in metal molds under a gravity head. It is known as permanent mold casting in the U.S.A. and Canada. What we call "die casting" here is known as "pressure die casting" in Europe.
Aluminum's unique combination of properties make it a versitile engineering and construction material. It is light in weight, yet some of its alloys have strengths greater than that of structural steel. It has high resistance to corrosion, does not discolor products that it comes into contact with, has no toxic reaction, and can easily be worked into many forms and readily accepts a wide variety of surface finishes.
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