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Distinctive characteristics of aluminium die-casting process

30 November 2018

Innovation is a broad concept that includes many features, among which the material is certainly in a position of primary importance. Nowadays, product innovation is a fundamental theme to be competitive and at the forefront of the global market, which is increasingly complex and challenging.

In this context, producing a component manufactured with a material and a process that allows to obtain an economic advantage, a weight saving, excellent mechanical characteristics, a complex design and a hi-tech look, is certainly a considerable competitive advantage.

The die-casting process is a metal processing technique, in which the aluminum alloy in the liquid state (temperatures above 700°C) is injected at high pressure into a metal mold and allows to obtain components in fast, efficient and with a good degree of finish.

The vastness of components and applications obtainable with the process of aluminum die-casting, is mainly due to the fact that the castings are characterized by specific technological qualities: the lightness that compares it to steel offers a ratio 1/3, the electrical conductivity which is second only to copper, the mechanical characteristics enhanced by the possibility of creating specific alloys, resistance to atmospheric agents, resistance to contact with food and also resistance to corrosion.

The aspects above mentioned explain why die-cast aluminum is used in all the main industrial sectors, from the most sophisticated ones such as aerospace and automotive, to the most common ones such as electromechanics, plumbing, lighting and furniture.

CAME S.p.A proposes itself as a partner, which thanks to state-of-the-art and constantly evolving technologies and skills, is able to support its customers with one of the most used production processes in modern industry.

Article by:
Alberto Carallo
Expert in Aluminium Die-Casting
consulting@came-italy.com
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