Iron castings belong to many fields because of their advantages, some of which involve maintaining good casting mechanical properties. These properties include:
- High Tensile Strength
- Good Elongation
- High Impact Resistance
- Good Machinability
- Fatigue Strength
These advantages are highly important because they are available in large quantities and low cost. Ductile cast iron is easy to work with, highly machinable and is therefore suitable for manufacturing different kinds of applications.
Ductile iron castings have a wide range of applications because they can be applied into different grades. This material can be easily machined; it contains good fatigue, better yield strength, and improved wear resistance. Ductile iron castings are used to produce, for example, steering knuckles, hydraulic components, crankshafts, camshafts, heavy-duty gears, automotive suspension components, automobile door hinges, among others.
High-Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) is a highly efficient manufacturing process for producing a wide variety of product shapes. This process forces molten metal into the closed cavity of the steel dies at high speed and high pressure. Die casting can produce large quantities of light metal parts with high speed and efficiency. The HPDC process also produces parts with:
- Great surface finish
- Dimensional accuracy
- Complex shapes
- Thin-walled products
Another benefit of HPDC aluminum is that it usually does not require much machining due to its excellent dimensional stability and smooth surface.
High-Pressure Die Casting, or HPDC, is a casting process used to manufacture metal parts for various industries. The defining feature of HPDC is that high-pressure air is used to force the molten metal into the mold cavity. HPDC is considered a permanent die-casting process because the molds from which the castings are made are permanent and can be reused for many cycles.
Low-Pressure Casting, or LPDC, is a casting process used to produce metal parts that are usually symmetrical in shape and design. The process is less suitable for very thin-walled parts where the required thickness is less than 3mm. Low pressure die-casting is also relatively slower than those components produced in high-pressure processes. LPDC can also cast other non-ferrous metals such as brass, zinc, or magnesium alloys.
Metal stamping is a manufacturing process in which unheated sheet metal is formed or cut into a mold and a stamping press. The metal is fed into a press, where the stamping tool, also known as a die, creates the desired shape. The stamping press can perform several techniques — punching, bending, flanging, and cutting — to create the desired shape.
Stamping or pressing or sheet metal manufacturing is the process of placing flat sheet metal in blank or coil form in a pressing machine where the tool and die surface form the metal into a net shape. There are several types of stamping operations. Here are three examples:
- Manual stamping, use the force of hydraulic power to compress the workpiece onto the die. This form of milling is widely used because of its accuracy and cost effectiveness. Pressure applied to the die is more uniform than produced by mechanical milling machines. In many cases, the hydraulic milling machine ‘s process is referred to as stamping since the workpiece is stamped into the mold or die. The workpiece is fed into the machine and aligned with the die where pressure is applied. The amount of pressure and speed can be adjusted to fit the type of metal. As with all milling
- Transfer press stamping, uses a mechanical transport system to move the part from station-to-station. Operations can employ a single die, a series of dies, or a series of machines arranged in a row to accommodate different project requirements. Additionally, as the part is separated from the strip in the beginning, it can be transferred freely between stations.
- Progressive die stamping, removes the need for multiple machines performing several functions and handling of the workpiece in a single set of operations. Ideal for long runs, uses a sequence of stamping stations with different functions. Finishing and shaping are separate operations performed after the part has been through the various machines.
Since aluminum is a softer metal that offers excellent machinability. Aluminum stamping has many advantages. Aluminum does not burn and offers increased strength as it gets colder. Other benefits that are unique to aluminum metal stamping include:
- Excellent power-to-weight ratio
- Increased plasticity
- Reflects light and heat
- Easy to recycle
- Not magnetic
Working early in the development with our clients allows us to identify cost – saving and material reduction opportunities. Our equipment and tooling are developed to ensure we can maintain the tolerances the project may need. Our equipment incorporates the latest technology and is regularly sized to meet capacity demands and capability requirements
Our precision machining capabilities includes:
- Gear shaping
We have extensive experience working with a range of materials, such as:
- Ductile and gray iron
- Bar stock