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

Simulation for HPDC: surface aesthetical quality in automotive

by Marcello Cazzaniga November 6, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: surface aesthetical quality in automotive



In this post we are going to explore a case study dedicated to
surface aesthetical quality in automotive. This post is part of a series in which we explain the importance of simulation for HPDC (High Pressure Die Casting) through the presentation of real life cases.

by Marcello Cazzaniga November 6, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: die maintenance and optimization of set up

by Marcello Cazzaniga September 27, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: die maintenance and optimization of set up


In this post we are going to explore two case study: the first one is dedicated to resolving issues with die maintenance for a component of automotive sector, while the second one regards the optimization of set up parameters for a component of small domestic appliances.

 

by Marcello Cazzaniga September 27, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: shrinkage porosity case study

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 28, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: shrinkage porosity case study


In this post we are going to explore a case study dedicated to the improvement of mechanical characteristics, by reducing shrinkage porosity in a component for building sector. This post is part of a series in which we explain the importance of simulation for HPDC (High Pressure Die Casting) through the presentation of real life cases.

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 28, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: scrap reduction case study

by Marcello Cazzaniga July 23, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: scrap reduction case study


In this series of posts, we are going to explain the importance of simulation for HPDC (High Pressure Die Casting) through the presentation of different case studies, in which simulation played a crucial role.

In today’s post, after a short introduction, we are going to analyze a real case from automation sector dealing with blistering and air trapping problems that were solved through the use of simulation software.

by Marcello Cazzaniga July 23, 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

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

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

Zinc die casting finishes: experience makes the difference

by Martina Fagnani April 7, 2017

Zinc die casting finishes: experience makes the difference


Zinc die casting finishes are processes applied in order to modify manufactured item, product or component surface with the purpose of reaching client requirements and improve functional and aesthetical quality of a product.

Zinc die casting finishes can be divided into different categories: processing techniques and finishes.

The first type concerns mechanical processes applied in order to change product surface without applying any particular coating, while the second type regards every galvanic or aesthetic treatment requested by clients.

Is important to say that usually zinc die casting finishes requirements are given by clients, but die caster experience can make the difference: a vertical supplier for zinc material is able to suggest the best way to improve processes but also costs, maintaining product performances.

In fact in this article we are going to explain the reason why this is possible.

by Martina Fagnani April 7, 2017