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Diecast finishes for casting process

by Martina Fagnani March 17, 2017

Diecast finishes for casting process


Diecast finishes are every industrial processes applied to modify product or component surface in order to improve its aesthetic or technical quality to get the requested product requirements. These processes are applied to improve or modify electrical conductivity, remove burrs and other flaws and for many other reasons. In addiction diecast finishes allows obtaining the desired aesthetic feature and coating durability.

Normally, diecast finishes are indicated by clients, but die casting supplier should be able to suggest the most suitable finishing to its clients. In co-design terms customer and supplier should work together in order to obtain a product or component with the same functional and aesthetical characteristics, but less product costs. This is possible thanks to client trust for its supplier and due to supplier’s expertise in different fields.

Diecast finishes are divided into two different categories:

  • Processing techniques
  • Finishes

Now, hereunder, we will dive into every category of diecast finishes.

by Martina Fagnani March 17, 2017

The importance of die casting surface treatment

by Martina Fagnani March 15, 2017

The importance of die casting surface treatment

Die casting surface treatments are operations that lead to obtain a finished product starting from the casting aiming at increasing aesthetical and functional characteristics of a product or component. Can be either production cycle last phase or a step, where component surface is prepared for other following treatments.

Furthermore die casting surface treatments can be applied for many reasons: to improve aesthetic side of a product, to improve chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, remove burrs and flaws and modify electrical conductivity. Product quality, both technical and aesthetic side, depend on the type of surface treatment.

by Martina Fagnani March 15, 2017

How to Choose the Right Zinc Die Casting Finishing Process

by Martina Fagnani March 13, 2017

How to Choose the Right Zinc Die Casting Finishing Process


In die casting, zinc die casting finishing process might improve the product appearance and performance.

Zinc die casting parts can be submitted to different kinds of post treatments for many reasons, such as the following:

  • Improving a product appearance
    • Conferring resistance to chemicals, corrosion and wear
  • Improving or modifying electrical conductivity
  • Removing burrs and other flaws

An experienced Die Caster can suggest the best finishing method to use being involved in the process from the early design stage. This means optimizing processes from the beginning.

by Martina Fagnani March 13, 2017

Shrinkage porosity: causes and remedies

by Martina Fagnani March 10, 2017

Shrinkage porosity: causes and remedies

Shrinkage porosity defects are cavities inside components which can cause material weakening and, if positioned on surface, can worsen aesthetic quality and corrosion resistance.

by Martina Fagnani March 10, 2017

How to save during Die Casting Process

by Martina Fagnani March 3, 2017

How to save during Die Casting Process

Die casting process is a manufacturing method in which molten metal flows into moulds. These tools are normally designed for each project in order to allow each component to be accurate and reproducible.

Zinc die casting process can have important advantages compared to other manufacturing process: for example can lead to major cost savings during production cycle, allows to create complex product shapes and is possible to eliminate unnecessary assembly operations combining multiple components into a single one.

Hereunder we are going to sift through every possible areas for saving during die casting process.


by Martina Fagnani March 3, 2017

Die Casting Simulation: A Casting Process Optimization

by Martina Fagnani February 27, 2017

Die Casting Simulation: A Casting Process Optimization

Nowadays using technology software such as die casting simulation allow optimizing the whole production cycle.

Today’s ever-changing international marketplace is highly demanding and challenging. Using the newest tools from supplier side mean giving clients innovative solutions to reach their expectations.

New goals and targets are constantly shifting to respond to market trends. It is essential to leverage multiple disciplines and competencies in order to be able to reach the global customers’ casting product expectations and manufacturing needs.

The following article will explain how to obtain consistent savings with die casting simulation.

by Martina Fagnani February 27, 2017

The Zinc Die Caster Impact on Production Costs Reduction

by Martina Fagnani February 14, 2017

The Zinc Die Caster Impact on Production Costs Reduction

The importance of choosing the right zinc die caster

Choosing the perfect zinc die caster is an important issue: this choice could determine the good or bad outcome of a product.

In order to reach clients’ expectations is important to consider every production aspect. To organize it in the best way possible is important to analyze the entire production process.

 

by Martina Fagnani February 14, 2017

Why Zinc Alloys Die Casters should be involved in Product Design

by Martina Fagnani February 10, 2017

Why Zinc Alloys Die Casters should be involved in Product Design


involving zinc alloys die casters in product design

There are different types of suppliers that are involved in die casting process: the raw material producer, the toolmaker, the die caster, and experts of secondary operations.

The most important supplier involved in the product design phase is the zinc alloys die caster. In fact the supplier should foresee in advance the casted product performance, its aesthetical requirements and its total costs.

Choosing the right zinc die casting manufacturer is a tough issue, in fact this choice can have consequences on the outcome of the project. Having the right partner allows obtaining planned goals and can be useful to develop a new product or improve an already existing components in a co-design activity: summarizing zinc alloys die casters should be aligned with customers’ needs to obtain an efficient production.

To select the most appropriate zinc alloy die caster a customer need to consider these aspects:

  • Co-Design approach
  • Simulation tools
  • Product quality
  • Company organization
  • Delivery time
  • Costs

First of all is important to select the technology to be used. For example with die casting technology is possible to reach high aesthetic levels, without undermining the technical aspects and it is possible to change the morphology of a product because zinc allows narrow tolerances.

by Martina Fagnani February 10, 2017

How Zamak Die Casters can improve your product quality

by Stefano Polli February 8, 2017

How Zamak Die Casters can improve your product quality


the importance of zamak die casters to improve product quality

Zamak die casters cannot be choose without a mindful analysis.

In fact choosing the right supplier can be a tough issue: it is fundamental that zamak die casters are able to understand if die casting is the right choice for the production of the component requested, or instead advice the client to use another technology.

Die casters can provide different services: in a wide range of die casting services co-design is one of the most important ones.

by Stefano Polli February 8, 2017

How Die Casting Companies can help you save Time and Budget

by Martina Fagnani February 6, 2017

How Die Casting Companies can help you save Time and Budget


The importance of die casting companies in terms of saving

Die casting companies that use simulation tools can give important benefits to its customers. Using these simulation tools can allow to obtain an important saving in terms of money and time in different ways.

Moreover than product development, simulation study can be used as research and optimization tools that can be used to increase the quality of the process and to widen the know- how of the company.

Simulation is not a reconstruction of reality or of a process but can be seen as a magnifying glass used on different and specific qualities: as a litmus paper simulation gives an idea of the level of criticality of a process feature.

Simulation study is composed by a first phase of analysis, a second one of pointing out possible solutions and a third one of iterative optimization.

In this article we are going to analyze benefits of simulation during the development of a new component or product. 

Simulation can be used at different levels:

  • Product analysis
  • Mould analysis
  • Die casting process analysis


by Martina Fagnani February 6, 2017