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

Die casting simulation for shrinkage porosity prediction

by Stefano Polli December 16, 2016

Die casting simulation for shrinkage porosity prediction

To predict shrinkage porosity and other defects, simulation is increasingly used nowadays, as these software require less development cost and time than experiments. Only some specific simulation programs, however, take into consideration the effect of back pressure in the cavity in die-casting. In this article we are going to discuss: what is shrinkage porosity, causes of the defect and how to avoid it with simulation.

by Stefano Polli December 16, 2016

HPDC simulation for die casting process optimization

by Stefano Polli December 12, 2016

HPDC simulation for die casting process optimization


In high pressure die casting industry both suppliers and customers are always looking for the best solutions in terms of part load, costs and times for development and manufacturing processes.

by Stefano Polli December 12, 2016

Involving your die casting supplier in the design process

by Martina Fagnani December 12, 2016

Involving your die casting supplier in the design process


There can be many suppliers involved in the die casting process such as the raw material producer, the die caster, the toolmaker and others representatives of companies involving secondary operations. The right zinc die casting supplier is able to support its customer, anyway it is fundamental that the designer has knowledge of the material features and the process phases.

by Martina Fagnani December 12, 2016

How to use die casting simulation for cost reduction

by Stefano Polli November 18, 2016

How to use die casting simulation for cost reduction


In this post we are going to describe the benefits of die casting simulation, how to avoid non-compliant products creation, how to avoid material waste and how to save time avoiding empirical tests.

by Stefano Polli November 18, 2016

Die casting mould design – how to avoid cold laps

by Martina Fagnani November 17, 2016

Die casting mould design – how to avoid cold laps


The concept of die casting mould design concerns the design of the mould but in general it defines the entire process of die casting. It’s a phase of the product industrialization that has clear characteristics to avoid many defects: for example cold laps.

by Martina Fagnani November 17, 2016

Optimizing the filling process in high pressure die casting

by Stefano Polli November 16, 2016

Optimizing the filling process in high pressure die casting


In high pressure die casting, the filling process is crucial for the product esthetical quality and mechanical characteristics, for reducing scraps and optimizing set up parameters, and also for the maintenance and life cycle of the die.

by Stefano Polli November 16, 2016

How to optimize die casting mold design

by Davide Gioletta November 8, 2016

How to optimize die casting mold design


A mold, in die casting terms, is a mechanic tool that allows to replay a product endless times, considered manufacturing limits, among the consolidation process of the same metal molten before. The mold is then the first actor in die casting field: so die casting mold design is a core activity to reach the customer needs. 

by Davide Gioletta November 8, 2016

How to avoid defects in hot chamber hpdc

by Stefano Polli October 26, 2016

How to avoid defects in hot chamber hpdc


Hot chamber hpdc is a die casting process in which high pressure is used to force molten metal through a mould. The use of pressure let the metal flow through the die and leads to great qualities of castings especially when a perfect surface is needed. In hot chamber hpdc, the supply of molten metal is an integral part of the casting machine for the manufacturing operation.

by Stefano Polli October 26, 2016

How to reduce scrap in die casting process

by Davide Gioletta October 25, 2016

How to reduce scrap in die casting process


Reducing scrap could be your next way to cut costs in die casting process. Saving allows you to invest in research and development, maybe right to find new ways to reduce scraps: in a sort of golden circle which allow your company to be more performing. In this case using the right methodology and the right tools the solution could be suitable for your company.

by Davide Gioletta October 25, 2016