For over 35 years Crown Die Casting Corporation has been providing versatile and quality die casting services. Our services include part and mold design, in-house tooling, die casting, trimming, CNC machining, and vibratory tumbling. Our greatest strength is our precision die casting and CNC machining. We even offer 3D model designs to ensure that you get what you really need. Our seasoned professions offer better designs and more desirable products than our competitors. We will always offer accurate machine work and die casting to ensure you get what you need the most.
I have always imagined cold chamber die casting to look something like a scene from an old cartoon where the character is suddenly encased in an entire block of ice. I imagined the process froze the metal quickly into the shape of a mold. Of course, this is not really the case. Freezing hot metal suddenly can cause the metal serious stress and even cause breakage in the metal. Cold chamber casing does not have so much to do with adding cold temperatures to the metal as it does with carrying the melted metal from one machine to another for die casting.
Imagine this scenario. You need groceries, so you decide to head to the grocery store. You’ve got a list of 20 or so items that you need for home. You pull into the parking lot and enter the store only to find that the store offers only one product: evaporated milk. At first you think it’s just an over sized display or a special, but as you walk the aisles, you realize that there is nothing to buy except row upon row of evaporated milk. Needless to say, this store wouldn’t be of much use to you. Grocery stores are valuable because they offer varied products and services. This is true of other kinds of businesses as well, including in the metal casting business.
The die casting process is used for the fabrication of a wide variety of metal products. However, because not all of these products can be designed using a single die casting method, engineers in the die casting industry have developed variations on the traditional die casting method in order to accommodate the making of die cast products that can be produced only in certain ways. Let’s just quickly go over the most common die casting process. The process begins by drawing molten metal into a casting cavity and then pressurizing it. This pressurization causes the metal to take the shape of the cavity. Then, once the metal has taken its shape, it is allowed to cool and harden again, at which point it is ejected from the casting cavity and sent for additional processing if necessary.
The casting industry is an essential component in the American industrial machine. There’s no denying the importance of casting to manufacturing, as an extensive variety of finished manufactured parts involve one or more die cast products. Casting is one of the most effective means by which metal products with complex profiles can be created. Just of few of the many possible die casting products include RF housings, bearing housings, compressor bearing caps, lock hardware and even linear actuators.
A metal foundry is a place where metal is transformed from its base material into useable ingots that can be transformed into usable metal pieces. Some foundries shape their own metal pieces, while others ship the finished metal off to other factories for further processing.