This year the 10th China International Die Casting Congress is being held from July 8th to 10th 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. A meeting of global manufacturing specialists, scholars, top manufacturer consumers along with die casting sourcing agents and other industry representatives will converge at China Die Casting 2015.
An early staple in many children’s lives is Matchbox cars. These tiny, die casted toys have served as the foundation of automotive passion in car lovers, vehicle designers, collectors and mechanics alike. Matchbox cars are now over 60 years old and are still being manufactured across the world. It is truly amazing that despite over six decades of industrial manufacturing advancements, these small vehicles have lasted so long and held so dearly in the hearts of today’s children, as well as those that played with them so many years ago.
Being released for the first time to the European die casting industry is a revolutionary change that will generate a costs savings of up to 85% for all die casting manufacturing processes. This new lubricant formula has proven to drastically reduce manufacturing running costs and extend the life of expensive die molds used to manufacture various OEM components and parts.
While both processes start with metal, casting and forging differ in both process and time involved. With the process of casting, melted metal is poured into the appropriate mold, then allowed to solidify. Once the component has completed the solidifying step, the only thing that needs to be done is the finishing operations.
There are numerous forging and foundry methods used for a variety of products in an even wider range of industries. How do you pick the one that will best fit your OEM component, where do you start?
Aluminum die casting has been around for many years. The practice can be traced all the way back to the 20th century. Die casting today, has been a versatile process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into steel molds. These molds can then be used to mass produce complex metal alloy components with a variety of surface styles and finishes. Castings are regularly used in many common products in a wide variety of applications: from decorative sculptures, jewelry to automotive and aircraft engine parts.