Not everyone is well-versed with the casting process, especially die-casting. In this article, we will discuss the factors that you must consider when selecting a production metal casting process. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will be informed enough to make the right choice for your die-casting projects in the future.
When it comes to selecting a metal casting process, it is not something as straightforward as going with the easiest and cheapest process. There are a lot of casting processes and it is important to choose the right one for your projects. Here at SEI Castings, we are offering aluminum and zinc die casting.
What Are The Factors to Consider When Selecting a Production Metal Casting Process?
The die-casting process is usually one of the cheapest processes “per product” options available in the casting industry. It is important to also consider the cost of the tooling because it usually requires a large number of parts for the die-casting process to break even on the cost of the process.
2. Product quantity
How many parts do you need? When do you need them? It is usually preferable to pay for each metal part due to the project budgets and capital requirements.
3. The surface finish of the part
The required surface finish of the part can also affect which casting process you will use for your project.
4. Time and speed of the process
Do you need the metal parts immediately? Depending on the casting process, the availability of the parts will vary. Die-cast parts usually take 8-12 weeks. It is important that you plan and follow the scheduled plan; you should always allocate enough time for each project.
5. Size and shape of the part
If the metal part has an unusual shape and/or size, it can also affect the casting process.
6. Strength of the part
Metal parts are strong enough on their own, and the casting process can help improve and strengthen these. Each casting process produces parts with varying strength, physical characteristics, elongation, etc.
7. Thermal characteristic of the required part
If you are going to need Aluminum and Zinc metal parts, die casting process is perfect for it, as each casting process has certain preferred metal alloys that are best suited for these. Metal alloys have different thermal characteristics.
Each casting process may vary from one another. Making the decision of what process to use depends on the factors involved in the overall process, so it’s important to be properly informed about these factors and the process as a whole. If you have a die-casting project in mind, go ahead and consider SEI Castings!
Are you looking for a reliable custom aluminum die caster? SEI Castings is perfect for you! We are located at 555 Mayock Road, Gilroy, California. We can help you, especially if you are new to the die-casting process.
Please let us know about your product and project specifications, and we can determine how we can help you. You can contact us by giving us a call at 408-622-4887 or you can request a quote through our website form. We look forward to working with you!