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

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

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

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

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