How can Gravity Die Casting Help My Business?
Die casting is an industrial process used to create identical, complex metal components, using molten metal and a set of moulds or dies. The gravity die casting process is simpler than its rival, pressure die casting, and is as follows: the dies are machined to fit the exact specifications of the component which you want to make, then prepared and fitted together, before the liquid metal is poured in. It fills the mould and cools down, and once solid, it is removed from the dies and, if necessary, finished by machinists.
This process is so beneficial to businesses for a range of reasons, which include:
It is simple and inexpensive
Gravity die casting has two primary advantages compared to pressure die casting – the ease of operation and the low cost of its use. Where pressure die casting requires complex and expensive machinery capable of injecting molten metal at high pressures, and dies able to resist the force, the only things required for gravity die casting are a regular die and a crucible to carry the molten metal – a considerably lower investment.
In addition to this, the operating costs are lower – where a pressure casting injection machine requires regular servicing and maintenance to remain safe and effective, the simple equipment needed for gravity casting is easy to maintain. The process itself is less demanding, and the machinery involved is, by definition, less vulnerable to wear and potential failure, leading to lower costs overall!
It can produce large numbers of identical components in a short time
The main advantage of any die casting technique is that it is able to create large numbers of identical components (even of relatively high complexity) in very short spaces of time. Because a mould is being used, the same result is achieved every time, making gravity casting perfect for use in creating components which need to fit detailed parameters – automotive parts, aerospace engineering components, consumer electronics and more can be made with gravity die casting. However, components with particularly thin walls may need a more pressure-intensive approach to succeed.
Once made, each component is checked and tested for imperfections, ensuring perfect performance, before being finished by expert machinists where necessary. The result is a precision-engineered component that is perfect for its final use.
If you would like more information on gravity die casting and how it can benefit your business, you can get in touch with Lupton & Place on +44(0)1282 422361 or visit their website, linked on this blog post. As the UK’s premier gravity die casting experts and gravity casting UK suppliers, they are uniquely able to answer any questions you may have, and can provide the advice and information you need to find the perfect gravity die casting solution for your business. Gravity die casting could revolutionise your manufacturing capacity – so give them a call today!