Die casting is a process in which molten material is poured or forced into a mold cavity. This negative shape approach is identical in principle to all molding and casting processes, but it differs in almost every essential detail. Die casting is often used in the production of low-cost light metal components with high precision and strength.
die-casting applications are listed below:
- Aerospace: A wide range of engines, seating, interior fitting, cockpit control, and other parts are die-cast in aluminum.
- Toys: Many toys were formerly manufactured from die-cast zinc alloys such as ZAMAK (formerly MAZAK). This process is still widely used despite plastics taking over much of the sector.
- Automotive: Many ICE and EV car parts are made by automotive die casting: major engine/motor components, gearbox/differential housings, vehicle wheels, thermostat housings, suspension parts, interior strength members, and more.
- Electronics: Enclosures, heat sinks, hardware.
- Military: Vehicle, weapon, and system components.
- Furniture: Chair legs, decorative parts, joiners.
- Consumer: Product heat-distribution chassis, enclosures, decorative and structural parts.