Adding Value to Low-pressure/Gravity Casting Operations

The process known as low-pressure die casting began when precisely dimensioned reusable steel molds began to be utilized to make castings. It was commonly referred to as permanent mold casting. In the early history of this process, the cavity was filled by gravity and later by pressurized air. However, as the desire to produce larger and more complex parts grew, greater injection pressures became necessary to completely fill the cavity before the metal solidified. The new process developed to produce parts in this manner was called high-pressure die casting. This is what is conventionally meant when people talk about the field of die casting.

The needs and principles of production component lubrication are quite different for the metal-casting processes of low-pressure/gravity casting versus high-pressure die casting. Chem-Trend has a long history of developing high performance products for different types of metal casting operations and we offer a complete range of products to serve the needs of many of these processes. Due to the extreme demands on the mold and the casting in high-pressure die casting, our expertise in making high performance die lubricants and ancillary products is of the greatest significance. However, we are also experienced in, and provide a range of value enhancing products for, certain types of sand casting operations. If you are involved in these types of operations we encourage you to contact our experts and see how our knowledge and experience in casting operations can help you improve your efficiency and bottom-line.

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