Tool Diecasting Procedures
Tool Diecasting Procedures pictured above is a unit die. Description of unit die casting tool. This type of tool is faster to set up and many times costs less to produce. This tool is sometimes used for high quantities, but not often. High volume production die casting tooling is usually a class “A” complete die. Learn more by looking at our die cast part size and die cast production capabilities.
Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mould cavity. The mould cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies which have been machined into shape and work similarly to an injection mould during the process.
GENERAL TOOL OPERATING PROCEDURES The following information is provided as a guide for the minimum safety training that shall be provided to personnel prior to authorized use of any of the following machining tools or pieces of equipment: GENERAL SAFETY TIPS ¾ Safety glasses with side shields must be worn at all times. ¾ Do not wear loose clothing, loose neckwear or exposed jewelry while operating machinery. ¾ Do not work alone in a machine shop. (Implement the “buddy” system.) ¾ Long sleeves on shirts should be rolled up above the elbows. ¾ Pull back and secure long hair. ¾ Do not wear thin fabric shoes, sandals, open-toed shoes, and high-heeled shoes. ¾ A machinist’s apron tied in a quick release manner should be worn. ¾ Always keep hands and other body parts a safe distance away from moving machine parts, work pieces, and cutters. ¾ Use hand tools for their designed purposes only. ¾ Report defective machinery, equipment or hand tools.Tool Diecasting Procedures
DIE CASTING TRIM TOOLING
After a part is produced with the diecasting tooling in the diecasting machine, a die casting trim tool called a trim die is used to sheer the excess aluminum around the parts. Tool Diecasting Procedures trim dies can save as much as 15% in the part price by speeding up the production process. Die casting trim dies cut or shear excess aluminum from die cast parts. The trim die sits or is mounted into a trim press that hydraulically forces the two halves of the trim die together with several tons of pressure.