We mold gravity die cast parts from nonferrous, low-melting temperature aluminum alloys. This casting method allows for exceptional grain structure and particularly low porosity. The result–high strength and excellent ductility, and a part designed to withstand greater physical shock.
Through the use of hollow sand cores, gravity die-casting also allows for thin wall designs and superior dimensional accuracy control. The rotating mold allows us to design a more intricate part over other methods. Since the metal flows through the tool more freely, we can design your tool with intricate details, knowing the material will flow smoothly and replicate the smallest features. We can design complex shapes into the tool design, reducing the need to produce multiple components which later require costly machining, assembly, and other secondary processes. This option can save you money in the long run.
Casting is the original and most widely used method of forming aluminum into products. Technical advances have been made, but the principle remains the same: Molten aluminum is poured into a mold to duplicate a desired pattern. The three most important methods are die casting, permanent mold casting and sand casting.
The automotive industry is the largest market for aluminum casting. Cast products make up more than half of the aluminum used in vehicles. Our company has a deep understanding of the dynamics and challenges associated with gravity die casting and can work with you to find the optimal solution for your project.
- Excellent dimensional accuracy with relatively low tooling costs
- Strong parts that can be treated to withstand great physical shock
- Commonly used for automotive parts such as engine bracket, torque rods, intake pipes, cylinder heads and brake callipers