Die casting services: the power of Co-Design

by Stefano Polli December 20, 2016
Topics: Co-design casting

Die casting services: the power of Co-Design


Among die casting services a supplier may offer to its customers, co-design is fundamental to realize a product  with specific technical requirements.

Co-design is the collaboration between the client and the die casting supplier, and it is fundamental to realize a product that has technical characteristics requested for its functionality and its aim and is at the same time in compliance to the process of die casting.

by Stefano Polli December 20, 2016

The importance of product design in die casting engineering

by Stefano Polli December 15, 2016

The importance of product design in die casting engineering


Product design is an important part in die casting engineering which can be optimized adding a co-design process.

Co-design activity is composed of three different phases:

  • Process design
  • Cost analysis
  • Product design
by Stefano Polli December 15, 2016

The Advantages of Zinc Casting Alloys

by Martina Fagnani December 14, 2016
Topics: Zinc casting VAVE

The Advantages of Zinc Casting Alloys

Zinc casting alloys provide a better combination of strength, toughness, rigidity, bearing, performance and economical castability than any other alloy possible. In fact their properties often exceed the ones of other alloys such as aluminium, magnesium, bronze, plastics and other cast irons. For its properties of strength and duration zinc is the perfect choice for saving time and money.

by Martina Fagnani December 14, 2016

Involving your die casting supplier in the design process

by Martina Fagnani December 12, 2016

Involving your die casting supplier in the design process


There can be many suppliers involved in the die casting process such as the raw material producer, the die caster, the toolmaker and others representatives of companies involving secondary operations.

This team is difficult to find: only selected suppliers can help their customers during the whole process. The right zinc die casting supplier is able to support its customer, anyway it is fundamental that the designer has knowledge of the material features and the process phases.

In fact, the most important person involved in the die casting process is the customer company's designer. This person has the knowledge of the die cast product design, performance, appearance and assembly costs. A good designer must be able to consider every aspect of the production and to organize it.

Below a list of zinc die casting features for designers starting to develop products or components in zinc alloy.

  • Function
  • Weigh
  • Importance of simulation
  • Split line
  • Ejection phase
  • Cost
by Martina Fagnani December 12, 2016

The critical points in pressure die casting components

by Martina Fagnani December 12, 2016

The critical points in pressure die casting components


There are rules that need to be considered to design products or components in pressure die casting. The application of these advices will lead to a design that is logical, efficient and cost saving.

Below, a list of critical points in pressure die casting components, for designers that want to develop zinc alloy products.

by Martina Fagnani December 12, 2016

How Industry 4.0 becomes Casting 4.0

by Martina Fagnani November 30, 2016
Topics: industry casting

How Industry 4.0 becomes Casting 4.0

We are in the middle of a new industrial revolution: the fourth one. It’s called Industry 4.0. This term, used for the first time in Germany in 2010, is related to the digitalization of information.

Over the last 20 years, thanks to research and technological innovation, more and more people started to be everyday connected among them through the net and, at the same time, in manufacturing companies machines have been connected to software able to collect a big amount of data.

by Martina Fagnani November 30, 2016