Production process improvement in the die casting industry


 

Process improvement, in the zinc die casting industry as well as in many other manufacturing sectors, consists of a series of actions undertaken to enhance production times, to reduce costs and, consequently, to obtain results that satisfy client’s requests in terms of timing and performance. 

by Arianna Piersigilli November 20, 2018

VA/VE: Supplier contribution to procurement strategy

by Caterina Tosca May 2, 2018

VA/VE: Supplier contribution to procurement strategy


In this post we are going to discuss the advantages of involving suppliers in procurement strategy, and how they can impact the final result of a VA/VE analysis.

by Caterina Tosca May 2, 2018

What is Value Analysis / Value Engineering

by Caterina Tosca April 23, 2018

What is Value Analysis / Value Engineering


In this post we are going to explain what Value Analysis / Value Engineering is, starting from its history up to why it is so important for manufacturers today.

by Caterina Tosca April 23, 2018

How die casting cycle time optimization can help to reduce costs

by Caterina Tosca October 27, 2017

How die casting cycle time optimization can help to reduce costs


In this post we are going to discuss the structure of die casting cycle time and how its optimization can bring various benefits for the company.

by Caterina Tosca October 27, 2017

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

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

Cost Reduction with Zinc Alloys in the Automotive Industry

by Martina Fagnani April 26, 2017

Cost Reduction with Zinc Alloys in the Automotive Industry


Zinc alloys is very versatile material. A combination of factors make it unique material from various perspectives, certainly the cost aspect.

In according to that, the application of die cast zinc alloy components in the automotive industry can be an efficient solution to reduce production costs whilst maintaining the high levels of resistance, service life and hardness required by that sector.

Following are some of the advantages that make zinc a strategic material when striving for cost reduction for a company that is active in the automotive sector.

These are factors to bear in mind when considering zinc as an option:

  • Production costs
  • Surface treatments
  • Machining precision
  • Technical characteristics
  • Energy savings
by Martina Fagnani April 26, 2017

How die casting finish can help reducing product cost

by Martina Fagnani March 20, 2017

How die casting finish can help reducing product cost


It may seem impossible but it is not! Reducing costs adding a die casting finish is really possible. The trick is just trusting your supplier and its expertise: collaboration with it in co-design terms. Starting a collaboration with suppliers can help clients to find a suitable solution to obtain the same requirements: with new solutions, but less costs.

 

Hereunder we are going to explain how is possible to obtain a product cost reduction, explaining it through three case studies applied.

by Martina Fagnani March 20, 2017

Optimizing die casting engineering for cost reduction

by Stefano Polli January 18, 2017

Optimizing die casting engineering for cost reduction


 

Industry 4.0 tries to gather every phase of production process into simulation. In particular in die casting engineering, simulation has to consider several points:

  • Productive plant
  • Die casting tools
  • Automation tools
  • Cooling tools
  • Secondary operation tools
by Stefano Polli January 18, 2017