In the past, stores and manufacturing companies alike focused mainly on one specific process or product. A metal casting company might create one kind of product using one machine. However, when manufacturing needs increased, so did the need for multi-functioning factories and commercial businesses. Just like today’s stores sell a wide variety of products, factories that offer multiple metal forming processes can provide the best service to customers.
Most die casting companies offer a variety of casting methods for customers, including investment casting, die casting, sand casting, and traditional metal forging. A multi-functioning approach to metal manufacturing helps a factory maximize the efficiency of the space and improve customer relations and overall profits.
Investment casting: In investment casting, a wax mold of the desired part is manufactured, and then a ceramic base is formed around the wax mold. The wax is then melted, and the metal is poured into the cavity to take on the shape of the mold.
Die casting: In die casting, a die mold is created for the desired part. Warm metal is then forced into the die cavity with extreme pressure to take on the shape of the mold. Die casting works well for creating 3D metal shapes.
Sand: Sand casting creates a mold within sand. Melted metal is then poured into the sand mold and allowed to harden. The metal then takes on the shape of the mold.
Forging: Metal forging using pressure and impact to form metal into a variety of shapes. This kind of metal fabrication is one of the oldest forms of metal fabrication in the world. Metal forging is used to strengthen soft metal and create flattened metal pieces.