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  • Thixomolding

    In Thixomolding, the charge is in the form of metal chips that are fed to a heated barrel through a hopper. A screw within the barrel agitates... Read More »

  • Thixocasting

    In Thixocasting, a solid billet with a globular grain structure is prepared by stirring the melt first while the billet is being cast, and then... Read More »

  • Rheocasting

    In Rheocasting, liquid alloy is gradually cooled until it reaches a semisolid state. Agitation is provided either mechanically or... Read More »

  • Metal

    Metal extrusion is the process by which long straight metal parts are produced. The cross-sections that can be produced vary from solid round,... Read More »

  • Zinc

    Zinc is commonly alloyed with aluminum (at about 4%), and magnesium. Copper may be used as an alloying element mainly to improve wear resistance... Read More »

  • Magnesium

    Magnesium is slowly gaining importance as a die casting metal. Its low specific gravity compared to its strength has led to an increase in its... Read More »

  • Brass / Copper

    Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc with a nominal composition of about 60% copper and 40% zinc although different grades have quite different... Read More »

  • Aluminum

    Aluminum is the most commonly used metal in high-pressure die casting. Aluminum alloys commonly contain silicon, copper, magnesium, zinc,... Read More »

Applications

  • Plunger Lubricants

    In high-pressure die-casting the molten metal is injected into the die cavity through a cylindrical sleeve by a piston (or plunger) that forces... Read More »

  • Die Lubricants

    Die casters know that it is not possible to produce without the use of die lubricants (release agents). However, many die casters are unaware that... Read More »