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Everything You Need to Know About Die Casting:
Die Casting Design

There are many sources for information on die casting design. These include text books, technical papers, literature, magazines, seminars and courses conducted by engineering societies, trade associations and industry. Often the die caster selected to produce a component part is an excellent source for information.

To gain maximum advantage of the die casting process, it is always a good idea to draw upon the wide-ranging experience of a custom die caster. New designs should be reviewed during the early stage of development. Significant savings may be realized during this interchange of ideas.

Guides For Design

Advice on designing die castings is usually based upon desirable practices or situations to avoid. However, like most rules, there are exceptions. These affect either costs, appearance and/or quality of final products. Listed below are guides which should be considered when designing for die casting:

Dies can be produced for simple and complex parts. Parts having external undercuts or projections on side walls often require slides which increase costs. In many cases, however, resultant savings of metal or other advantages such as uniform wall section, offset the extra cost or effect a net economy in over costs. This is especially true when large quantities are involved.

This technical information has been contributed by
The American Die Casting Institute

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