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  • 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 »


  • 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 »


  • How can we control the dilution ratio of die lubricants?

    The dilution ratio of die lubricants can be checked by using a LaMotte meter. A sample of the dilute die lubricants is placed in the instrument... Read More »

  • Can die lubricants contribute to smoke in a foundry?

    The main source of smoke is usually the plunger lubricant. These are usually organic compounds and there is a tendency to overfeed these... Read More »

  • Do die lubricants contribute to COD?

    COD stands for Chemical Oxygen Demand and all organic compounds create COD. In the case of die lubricants, typically a significant amount of the... Read More »

  • How does a die lubricant have to be treated in waste water systems?

    Water based die lubricants are typically emulsions of oils and other actives in water. The size of the emulsified particles is an important... Read More »

  • What kind of dilution system is recommended?

    Typically plants use either a centralized system (which serve a number of machines), or individual dilution tanks which are dedicated to one die... Read More »