Casting process optimization: design of hot chamber injection system

by Caterina Tosca January 4, 2018

Casting process optimization: design of hot chamber injection system


In this post we are going to describe the designing process of a hot chamber injection system, useful for casting process optimization.

by Caterina Tosca January 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 best approach to cost reduction in casting process

by Stefano Polli January 9, 2017

The best approach to cost reduction in casting process

In order to apply a cost reduction in casting the designer should have a global view of the entire process. In fact it is very important to be focused on the entire casting process, not only on a singular operation.

To better understand this point is important to know all phases of casting process.

Casting process is composed by different phases that allow zamak becoming finished and packaged product, here below the six steps:

  • Die casting
  • Elimination of runners and overflows
  • Handling
  • Surface treatments
  • Packaging and delivering
  • Controlling the process

by Stefano Polli January 9, 2017