Die Casting Services

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As one of the best One-stop-service Prototyping and Manufacturing supplier in China, RpProto offers high quality die casting service to our customers. Our high-pressure die casting service can use materials including aluminum, zinc, magnesium and brass etc.

We have our own plant & facilities, and your die casting parts are manufactured with high quality and short lead time. Our excellent inspection and testing equipment ensures the quality of your finished parts. We can take any project needs you may have.

You are welcome to take advantage of our comprehensive service at a reduced rate. Please do not hesitate to contact our engineering team for a free quote.we offer you an individual approach and the most cost-effective solution.

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Our Facility for Die Casting

1       set           2500T             Aluminum Die Casting Machine
1       set           2000T             Aluminum Die Casting Machine
1       set           1000T             Aluminum Die Casting Machine
1       set             800T             Aluminum Die Casting Machine
2       sets           500T             Aluminum Die Casting Machine
2      sets            160T             Zinc Die Casting Machine

Die Casting Workshop
Die Casting Workshop
die casting machine
die casting machine
  • Maximum weight 12 kg
  • Maximum size 300 mm × 650 mm
  • Minimum wall thickness 0.8 mm
  • Maximum wall thickness 12.7 mm
Hot Chamber Die Casting

Hot Chamber Die Casting

Hot chamber die casting has a normal casting cycle of 16 to 20 minutes. A characteristic feature of hot chamber die casting is that the casting chamber is constantly in contact with the liquid alloy. The melt passes through a valve into the casting chamber, where it is pressed at high speed into the closed die casting mold by the piston.
This process is used for low melting point alloys, such as zinc alloy, lead or tin.

Cold Chamber Die Casting

Cold Chamber Die Casting

Cold chamber die casting machines are designed in such a way that the casting set is located outside the melt. To produce a component, the alloy is filled into the casting chamber and pressed into the die casting mold through channels.
This process is suitable for materials with a higher melting point. These include, for example, aluminum, magnesium and copper alloys.

Die Casting Materials

Nonferrous metals with low fusing temperatures, such as aluminium, zinc, magnesium, lead, and copper, can be used in the die casting process.

The choice of alloy for a particular application depends on budget, weight and material properties.

The properties of the most commonly used die casting alloys are explained below:

  • High corrosion resistance
  • High strength and hardness
  • High thermal conductivity
  • High electrical conductivity
  • Very good EMI/ RFI isolation
  • Good processing properties

Aluminum is one of the most common materials with a share of more than 80%. Aluminum casting products are characterized by high quality, light weight, high hardness. It possess high dimensional stability for complex part geometries and thin walls.

Die casting in aluminium produces parts that are incredibly light and strong. In comparison to other non-ferrous materials, aluminium die cast parts have more surface finishing options and can sustain higher working temperatures. Die cast aluminium components have excellent rigidity and strength-to-weight ratios. They are highly conductive, and are resistant to corrosion.

Commonly used Aluminum alloys:  A360, A380,  A390, A413, ADC-12, ADC-1

Characteristics and Advantages of Aluminum Die Castings include:

  • Lightweight and Durable
  • Very good strength and hardness
  • Excellent thermal conductivity
  • Excellent Electrical Conductivity
  • Withstand the highest operating temperatures
  • Great Resistance to Corrosion
  • It retains high dimensional stability with thin walls

melting point of magnesium: 520°C 

The main alloying elements of Magnesium die casting alloy are aluminum, zinc, manganese, cerium, thorium and a small amount of zirconium or cadmium. It has the advantages of high strength, low viscosity, good fluidity, great corrosion resistance and easy filling of complex cavities. Magnesium alloy can be used for die casting of mold and thin-wall parts without thermal cracks.

Commonly used Magnesium alloys:

  • AZ91D
  • AM60B
  • AS41B

Magnesium is another material used for die casting. It has many alloys, but the most common one is the AZ91D, known for its toughness, durability, lightweight and good castability. It is 75% lighter than steel and 33% lighter than aluminum without a loss in strength. Most enthusiasts prefer magnesium as it is better for complex casting with tight tolerances and it has better corrosion resistance.

melting point of zinc:  380°C

The main elements added to zinc die casting alloy are aluminum, copper and magnesium. It provides a good surface finish without the need for secondary processing. Importantly, zinc alloy is more cost-effective and stronger than other comparable alloys. Also, it has better fluidity and corrosion resistance so they are mainly used for die-casting meters, automotive parts housings, and other complex metal parts.

Commonly used Zinc alloys:

  • Zamak-2
  • Zamak-3
  • Zamak-5
  • Zamak-7
  • ZA-8
  • ZA-12
  • ZA-27

Zinc alloys have incredible strength, toughness, firmness, performance and cost-effectiveness. As a result, they are an important part of the die casting process, with properties rivalling and exceeding other alloys such as aluminum, magnesium, and bronze.

There are many alloys of zinc you can use. However, the common die casting zinc materials are Zamak #2, #3, #5, #7, ZA8 and ZA27, known for the following properties:

  • Improved Castability
  • Shortened Cycle Time
  • Extended Die Life
  • Ideal Mechanical Qualities
Die Casting Materials

Finishes for Die Casting

The last step in precision die casting is post-processing and finishing. Finishing is a process that can be used to remove surface glitch from casting parts, improve their mechanical or chemical qualities, and enhance their aesthetic appeal.

Die casting surface finishing solutions come in below different categories.

Regular casting finish achieved without the use of expensive tools or machinery.

Aluminum, Zinc parts, for example, can be as cast but still maintaininghigh corrosion resistance.

Powder coating is use to the aluminum and zinc alloy die casting. It spray A dry, free-flowing powder on parts.

The powder will be equally adsorbed on the surface of the casting under conditions of strong electrostatic and high temperature, creating a powder coating that can effectively cover flaws.

Materials: Aluminum, zinc alloy

Primarily for die casting aluminium alloy.

Anodizing creates a layer of Al2O3 (aluminium oxide) film on the surface of the parts by using electrochemical principles.

High insulation and wear resistance are provided by this decorative oxide film layer.

Materials: Aluminum

Electroplating is corrosion-related, decorative and functional .

The method is applied by numerous industries, notably the automotive sector, which frequently chrome-plates steel auto parts.

Materials: Aluminum

In the process of brushing, abrasive belts are used to leave marks on the surface of a material, usually for decorative reasons.
Materials: Aluminum

Used for aluminum alloy, zinc alloy die casting, etc. Electrophoresis applies metallic luster and an unlimited range of colors on the casting parts. It also can enhance the surface properties and corrosion resistance of metal alloy parts.
Materials: Aluminum,  Zinc

Anodized parts

Applications of Die Casting

The die casting process is particularly suitable large series production of very thin (up to 1 mm) (lightweight) components with high casting quality.

One common application of die cast parts are housings – thin-walled enclosures, often requiring many ribs and bosses on the interior.

Other common die cast parts include propellers, gears, bushings, pumps, and valves.

Most commonly, die cast components are manufactured for the automotive industry, such as wheels, blocks, cylinder heads.

In addition, there are other industries in which die cast parts are used. For example Aerospace,Domestic Appliances,Furniture,Power Tools,Electronics,Machinery,Lighting.

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Automotive Parts

Die-cast aluminium products are widely employed in the automotive industry. For instance, gears, cylinders, Heat sink for auto headlights, Gearbox housing, Engine cooling fan, Gear shift lever housing, Coolant pump housing, Water pump housing and end cover, Auto air condition housing.

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Aerospace Industry

Our magnesium and aluminum pressure die casting service can produce light, durable structural parts for aerospace with great resistance to corrosion.

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Lighting

All kinds of lighting die casting parts, such as: led street housing, led light fitting.

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Commercial Products

Manufacture commercial parts including compressor pistons and connecting rods, heat sinks, bearing housings, parts of the sink faucet, meters.
Metal housings for a variety of appliances and equipment are often die cast.

Advantages of Die Casting

Large Parts

Especially suited for medium or large metal parts that would be slower and more expensive to machine

Complex Geometries

More Complex geometries can be manufactured that require little or no post-machining

Good Furface Finish

Good surface finish and dimensional accuracy

Reduced Cost

The moulds are durable and can make tens of thousands of parts, thus reducing unit cost prices

What is Die Casting?

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Die casting is a automated casting process in which molten metal is pushed under pressure (150 to 1200 bar) into a tightly closed metal die cavity and kept there by a powerful press until it hardens. After solidification of the metal, the die is unlocked, opened, and the casting ejected. After removal of the casting, the die is closed and locked again for the next cycle.

The advantages of this production process are that hundreds of thousands of castings can be produced relatively quickly by using just one mold. All components produced by die casting have a uniform quality and involve high precision and relatively low unit costs.

FAQs of Die Casting

In simple words, the casting process can be divided into the following steps

  1. Fast filling of the casting mold with the alloy
  2. Curing of the component under high pressure
  3. Opening of the mold and removal of the component

There are numerous alloys available for projects involving die casting. The commonly used are aluminum, zinc and magnesium. Also, you can choose copper, tin and lead for custom casting parts,
Each alloy has its unique physical properties, advantages. RpProto can assist you in selecting the right alloy for your project.

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