A casting method in which we use a permanent steel mould, i.e. the same mould is used all the time. The form, or the tool as it’s called, is made out of steel and forms a cavity when the halfs our put together. We often use cores from sand.
The method is used when high quality material properties are required, since the steel mould ensures the aluminium solidifies at just the right rate to facilitate good strength and hardness.
Die casting is suitable for medium size series, where sand cores are required to be used and when the best material properties of the casting are desirable.
We focus on tilt casting for new castings. The method gives a calm flow form in the gating system, reduced slag and simplifies the fettling and trimming.