As far back as the mid-1800s, the concept of die casting began to evolve. Die casting is one of the most dynamic processes in metal work, which is used in almost every industry. With more innovations introduced through the years, since then, die casting today is more sophisticated.
Other processes may well achieve the industry goal, but die casting has its distinct advantages. Compared to plastic molding, sand casting, zinc casting and welding; die casting produces stronger parts and smoother surfaces that have greater tolerance qualities and durability. When it comes to resistance of high temperatures, die cast materials have superior electrical properties to withstand extremes.
When compared especially to plastic injection moldings with the same dimensions, die cast parts are stronger. For the fact that they are not joined or welded together, die cast parts are exceptionally stronger. Die cast materials are as strong as the alloy that makes them as compared to the actual joining process. In addition, die castings are monolithic; they have several functions all wrapped up in one. Die cast materials are as strong as the alloy that makes them as compared to the actual joining process. Holes in die casting can be cored, and made to tap drill sizes. Even external threads on parts can be easily die cast. Die casting alloys have a high rate of resistance to corrosion, making them long lasting.
As it relates to finishing techniques and surfaces, die cast parts have a significant variety and can easily be designed to have a certain desired appearance.
In terms of production cost and consequently sales price for the client, die cast parts are economical. Production is faster and clients save more money.
In essence, die cast parts are unmistakably durable and possess the feel and appearance of quality.