Advantages of Die Casting
Production is faster and labor costs are lower compared to other manufacturing processes.
Die casting produces parts that are durable and dimensionally stable, while maintaining close tolerances.
Die cast parts are stronger than plastic injection moldings having the same dimensions. Thin wall castings are stronger and lighter than those possible with other casting methods. Plus, because die castings do not consist of separate parts welded or fastened together, the strength is that of the alloy rather than the joining process.
Die cast parts can be produced with smooth or textured surfaces and they are easily plated or finished with a minimum of surface preparation.
Die castings provide integral fastening elements, such as bosses and studs. Holes can be cored and made to tap drill sizes, or external threads can be cast. Cored holes and other features can be sized in a way to minimize or even eliminate machining and other secondary operations. In addition, various types of inserts can be cast in.
Die cast parts are aesthetically pleasing, have a long service life and may be designed to complement the visual appeal of the surrounding part. Designers can gain a number of advantages and benefits by specifying die cast parts.