Die-casting Intros

WHAT IS OPTIMUM DIE CASTING CONFIGURATION

 

►THE OPTIMUM DIE CASTING CONFIGURATION

 

The optimum die casting configuration will include three aspects:

♦ Fill completely with metal.

♦ Solidify quickly without defects.

♦ Eject readily from the die.

 


The optimum casting configuration does not just simply happen. Engineers and

designers must work together to make sure the casting design fulfills the product

requirements and can be manufactured. To achieve both of these goals, the die

casting must be designed with features that capitalize on the characteristics of the

die casting process. The following six principles should be used in working toward

and developing the optimum die casting configuration.

 


♦1. Wall thickness should be as consistent as possible

♦2. Intersections of walls, ribs and gussets should blend with transitions

    and generous radii

♦3. Standard draft should be specified

♦4. Sharp corners should be eliminated or minimized

♦5. Undercuts should be obviated

♦6. Dimensions with critical tolerances should relate to only one die member

 


As mentioned above, we enumerate some basic and imperative principles that

should be used when developing the optimum die casting configuration.