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

The importance of zinc die casting in automotive industry

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 6, 2018

The importance of zinc die casting in automotive industry


The process of zinc die casting is highly popular for making parts in building and industrial fields, but its most common application is in automotive industry. In fact, cars have different parts that can be crafted through die casting, so much so that the modern process of die casting originally started for automotive industry.

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 6, 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

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

Die casting surface treatments: avoiding blisters, pitting and other defects in plating

by Caterina Tosca March 5, 2018

Die casting surface treatments: avoiding blisters, pitting and other defects in plating


In this post we are going to list the most common defects in zinc die casting surface treatments, and how to prevent them. These are the defects we are going to analyze in the post:

  • Blisters
  • Pitting
  • Burnings
  • Nodules
  • Flaking
by Caterina Tosca March 5, 2018

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

Zinc Die Casting Finishes for Building Sector

by Giovanni Lista April 10, 2017

Zinc Die Casting Finishes for Building Sector


One of the main fields of application for zinc alloy products is surely the building sector. Depending on the position of the component and its visibility, various surface treatments are required to improve aesthetics and functionality.

In this article we will discuss zinc die casting finishes applied to the most common products or components in building sector:

  • Chroming
  • Gilding
  • White zinc plating
  • Painting
by Giovanni Lista April 10, 2017

Shrinkage porosity: causes and remedies

by Martina Fagnani March 10, 2017

Shrinkage porosity: causes and remedies

Shrinkage porosity defects are cavities inside components which can cause material weakening and, if positioned on surface, can worsen aesthetic quality and corrosion resistance.

by Martina Fagnani March 10, 2017

The correct shape of high pressure die casting products

by Marcello Cazzaniga January 24, 2017

The correct shape of high pressure die casting products


The most important thing that a designer need to consider before product design is to have an unlocked mind from usual and common mechanical processes.

It is fundamental to point out that with high pressure die casting is possible to create products without ordinary shapes and not to be bounded to customary morphology.

by Marcello Cazzaniga January 24, 2017