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Die casting with aluminum and magnesium
Die casting is a manufacturing process in which molten metal is poured or pressed into steel molds. The molds (also called dies) are individually designed and built for each project. As with permanent mold casting, the molds are therefore reusable - unlike sand casting, which works with lost molds. miguss specializes in the die casting process for alloys made of aluminum or magnesium.
High pressure for the best result: die casting at miguss
Power is required here: In die casting, the liquid aluminum or magnesium is pressed or shot into the die at a pressure of 150 to 1200 bar. By comparison, a car tire is inflated at 2 bar.
Die casting is a precise and fully automated casting process that is particularly suitable for series and mass production. The reason for this is a considerable cost saving compared with other manufacturing processes: With die casting, complex molds including external threads and detailed interior molds can be cast without having to resort to extensive further processing steps.
The metal casting molds can be reused after casting and removal of the casting. Depending on the casting alloy, several tens of thousands of castings can be produced without any loss of quality. On the contrary, components produced by die casting are characterized by high consistency and dimensional accuracy.
Thanks to the use of iron-free aluminum and magnesium alloys, workpieces made by die casting are suitable for almost all applications. In addition, the fact that the die casting process can also be used to realize complicated geometries and extremely thin components makes this process particularly interesting.
Advantages of the die casting process
- low cost with large series production
- very exact reproducibility
- Production of complex components
- Production of thin components
- few steps from raw material to finished workpiece
What can we do for you in the field of die casting?
Every die casting project starts with you and your wishes. Together, we will discuss your project and discuss the procedure step by step. What counts is your satisfaction with every single workpiece. As a manufacturer and supplier of die cast parts made of magnesium and aluminum, miguss is your first choice! We look forward to working with you.