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DFM Course 6: Die Casting

Let’s talk about Die Casting! The sixth lecture in the Design for Manufacturing Course will cover how the process works, spend time on part design, and cover off on materials.

Die Casting is a lot like Injection Molding, which should be fresh in your memory from our previous lecture. In fact, Die Casting historically came before injection molding as it was one of the earlier processes. Basically, if you can’t get enough strength out of an injection molded part, die casting is a great option to consider as you’re moving from plastic to metal. It’s not only mechanically stronger, but will also offer a broader range of thermal conditions it can survive in. It’s also a lot more UV tolerant than plastic might be.

Watch the video below for the full lecture along with the accompanying slides.


Video by Williamson Visuals

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  • Gravity Die casting commented on July 30, 2016 Reply

    Thnaks to give such helpful information
    As a my experience Die casting gives the better surface finish and good metal properties to the casting.
    Gravity Die casting is used in case of G.D.C metal flows into the cavity by gravity only where the complexity of the cavity is less as. 

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