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HLH offer pressure die casting services which is great for manufacturing higher volumes of metal parts in aluminium, zinc or magnesium. HLH manufactures high quality die cast tools, offer precision die casting and post process machining and finishing options.
Die casting is the manufacturing process of choice when producing high volumes of relatively complex metal parts.
Similar to injection moulding but for metals, a mould tool is first manufactured by HLH’s highly skilled toolmakers and engineers. This is then installed on a die casting press and molten metal is injected under pressure into the tool cavity. The parts can then be finished in a range of ways including powder coating and anodising.
Die Casting vs Metal Injection Moulding
Metal injection moulding, or MIM, is intricate and requires several steps to create parts. It is well suited for small intricate parts and large volume manufacturing. In comparison, die casting, has fewer steps and is economically feasible for smaller and larger runs when compared with MIM. It is used for creating larger geometrically complex components.
Die Casting is Used For
Producing (up to 100,000+) complex-shaped, industrial grade metal parts from real materials. Die casting is commonly used for making automotive components and decorative hardware.
Advantages of Die Casting
Die cast parts are made in steel moulds, similar to those used in injection moulding, but use low melting point metals such as aluminum and zinc instead of plastics. More metal parts are made by die casting than by any other casting process.
To create the die cast part, molten metal is forced into a mould via high hydraulic or pneumatic pressure. These steel moulds, or dies, produce extremely complex, high tolerance parts in a repeatable process.
Due to its versatility, reliability and accuracy, die casting is widely used for many applications across different industrial sectors, including the automotive, medical, and electronics industries.