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Die Cast Engineering

A Hydraulic, Thermal, and Mechanical Process, 1st Edition

By William Andresen

CRC Press

400 pages

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Hardback: 9780824759353
pub: 2004-11-29
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A frequently misunderstood technology, die casting is considered the shortest route between raw material and near net shape. For many decades, high pressure die casting was viewed as an art based upon "seat of the pant" strategies. However, many of these crude reactions actually worked because the fundamental process is quite forgiving of eccentricities. Exploring these reactions with scientific logic, Die Casting Engineering presents a broad study of each procedure in the die casting process and clearly outlines its basic science and principles.

This guide is written in a reader-friendly and logical format by an experienced authority in quality and productivity enhancement, tooling design, metal feed system analysis, temperature management, and environmental regulation. While its scope is broad and covers the many facets of die casting, the book's main focus is on function, problem identification and solution, and strategic logic. Generously illustrated, it provides a comprehensive explanation of why high pressure die casting is reliable, predictable, and teachable.


"The author has provided useful information with respect to the various aspects of die casting…The author has presented a plethora of information related to the dimensional tolerances and tolerance limits of alloys in the form of various tables. Such information benefits a reader without any background in tooling. With a background in material science, I found the chapters on tooling informative…This book is definitely a valuable asset for a novice in the die-casting industry, and those who would like to minimize their learning curve on the shop floor."

-JOM, August 2005

Table of Contents

Terms Used in Die Casting

Product Design

The Die Casting Machine

Casting Metallurgy

Metal Handling

Concepts of Cavity Fill

Metal Feed System

Process Control

Thermal Process

Defects - Cause and Cure

Die Materials

Mechanical Die Design

Die Set Up Techniques

Die and Plunger Lubrication



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General