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Mold maintenance and foundry: how to improve the production process

by Caterina Tosca October 13, 2017

Mold maintenance and foundry: how to improve the production process


In this post we are going to describe in detail the relation between mold maintenance department and foundry: how the inclusion of maintenance department and tooling department in the production area can bring an actual economic advantages and time saving.

by Caterina Tosca October 13, 2017

Weight reduction: lightweight as a benefit of co-design

by Caterina Tosca September 29, 2017

Weight reduction: lightweight as a benefit of co-design

In this post we are going to discuss how it is possible to reduce components weight while maintaining their functionality through the use of co-design.

by Caterina Tosca September 29, 2017

HPDC Simulation benefits for die casting

by Caterina Tosca September 20, 2017

HPDC Simulation benefits for die casting


 

In this post we are going to talk about how the use of a HPDC simulation software can benefit the production.

by Caterina Tosca September 20, 2017

Product design for die casting: how to speed up and optimize your DFM

by Caterina Tosca September 8, 2017

Product design for die casting: how to speed up and optimize your DFM


In this article we are going to analyze product design for die casting through the study of a DFM (Design for Manufacturability) and suggesting a way to optimize and speed up the process: co-design.

by Caterina Tosca September 8, 2017

Dimensional measurement: production control and reverse engineering

by Marcello Cazzaniga July 26, 2017

Dimensional measurement: production control and reverse engineering


Having a metrology room inside of die casting plant, focused on the dimensional control of the components, assures the requested dimensional quality of production in order to reach customer's needs in terms of lead time and minimize risks.

by Marcello Cazzaniga July 26, 2017

How to face commodity prices volatility

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 20, 2017

How to face commodity prices volatility


Commodity prices volatility is driven by worldwide demand and other variables: it is basically about rise and fall, but there are different options in order to optimize the cost. In particular, this article focuses on metal and tries to find solutions about how a die caster can help a manufacturer to avoid the increasing of production costs.

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 20, 2017

Advantages of Zinc for automotive die casting exterior parts

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 5, 2017

Advantages of Zinc for automotive die casting exterior parts


Developing automotive die casting exterior parts could be a solution to allow a wide scale of surfaces, structural characteristics and production capabilities. In details zinc alloys allows expanded styles in shape construction and precision in tighter angle tolerances.

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 5, 2017

Process Optimization for Die Casting Cycle Time Reduction

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 22, 2017

Process Optimization for Die Casting Cycle Time Reduction


 In the current industrial context, reducing production times will become ever more crucial to offer customers an optimal product in the shortest possible time, with a consistent cost saving.

In this light, various topics may be explored to enhance efficiency of the process:

  • Design of the production process
  • Risk analysis
  • Choice of production tools
  • Planning of activities

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 22, 2017

Zinc pressure die casting improves perception of car interior value

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 15, 2017
Topics: automotive
Topics: automotive

Zinc pressure die casting improves perception of car interior value

By using zinc pressure die casting is possible to obtain innovative shapes and unconventional finishing: in fact zinc alloy is the ideal material to produce components or products aligned to customers’s aims, by reaching higher aesthetic values.

Zinc pressure die casting allows a better mix of strength, toughness, rigidity, bearing, performance and economical castability if compared to other materials. Its properties are better than other materials such as aluminum, magnesium, bronze, plastic and other cast irons in case of high aesthetic value requirement.

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 15, 2017

SST – Salt Spray Test Resistance: focus on automotive sector

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 8, 2017

SST – Salt Spray Test Resistance: focus on automotive sector

In this article we are going to analyze a particular corrosion test called Salt Spray Test (SST) normally used to test coatings for automotive parts, in order to test their salt or mist resistance.

Salt Spray Test (SST) is a really widespread corrosion method, applied in order to check materials and surface coatings corrosion resistance. This kind of test is an accelerated corrosion test which produces a corrosive attack to coatings to evaluate, after a pre-determined period of time, if they can be used as a protective finish. The duration of Salt Spray Test depends on coating corrosion resistance: if the coating has high corrosion resistance, the testing period is longer before the appearance of corrosion.

It can be used for different materials such as: zinc, phosphate surfaces, electroplated chromium, nickel, copper and tin and also for paint coating.

Moreover Salt Spray testing is fundamental in order to evaluate product or component corrosion aimed at outdoor uses or in cold or wet environments.

Summarizing is possible to say that Salt Spray test is used to:

  • Analyze corrosive resistance of different materials and finishing
  • Measure the corrosive inclination when a metal or coating is scratched
  • Determine coating adhesion and corrosion creep
  • Evaluate corrosion resistance in a marine environment

Products without SSL resistance would corrode under saline air influence.

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 8, 2017