Product Design for Die Casting


 

The term product design defines the process of designing a new product that has to be marketed in a specific business, taking into account not only its aesthetical characteristics but also its functions and its production cycle. Indeed, the product must meet the final user expectations while simultaneously be compliant with the production process. 

by Arianna Piersigilli December 11, 2018

Functional beauty: the case of Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503

by Arianna Piersigilli October 18, 2018

Functional beauty: the case of Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503


In this post we are going to describe the business philosophy of functional beauty. Starting from this philosophy, Bruschi created Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503, a design coffee machine that led the company to the victory of the prestigious European Zinc Die Casting Competition for design in 2016.

by Arianna Piersigilli October 18, 2018

Coating, plating and other kind of surface treatments

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 29, 2018

Coating, plating and other kind of surface treatments


In this post we are going to list and define the most common surface treatments for zinc die casting and their effects, and we are going to present three case studies in which the application of a specific treatment helped in improving the overall performance of the component.

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 29, 2018

Focus on Surface Finishing

by Caterina Tosca May 21, 2018

Focus on Surface Finishing


In this post we are going to describe what is meant with surface finishing and we will explain why it is important to take them in consideration from the designing phase of a component, giving some advice for the optimization of the most critical points.

by Caterina Tosca May 21, 2018

Mold design in High Pressure Die Casting

by Caterina Tosca November 28, 2017

Mold design in High Pressure Die Casting


In this post we are going to fully describe the process of mold design  for high pressure die casting.

by Caterina Tosca November 28, 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

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

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

Metal corrosion in automotive parts

by Martina Fagnani April 12, 2017

Metal corrosion in automotive parts


Just like atmospheric environment, which is different for corrosivity depending on where people are located in the world, the same is for metal corrosion in automotive parts: for example in Sweden the automotive environment is quite aggressive caused by humid climate and by the use of de-icing salts causing metals corrosion.

Corrosion is a natural process, that changes metals to a more stable form, it is the gradual materials destruction due to chemical or electrochemical reaction with the environment.

by Martina Fagnani April 12, 2017

What is black zinc treatment?

by Martina Fagnani March 30, 2017

What is black zinc treatment?

Black zinc is a zinc plating treatment which gives aesthetic and functional characteristics to product or component surface.

In this article we are going to deeply and technically analyze this treatment but, first of all, it could be useful to have an introduction on zinc plating main characteristics and which different types are most commonly used.

Black zinc as part of zinc plating

by Martina Fagnani March 30, 2017