The three main metal groups used with this die casting process are aluminum, zinc, and magnesium. CWM casts all three metals and employs both cold chamber and hot chamber high-pressure die casting processes.
Advantages of High-Pressure Die Casting
High-Pressure Die Casting can produce large, light-alloy parts in high volumes at great speed and efficiency. The HPDC process also delivers parts with superior surface finish, excellent uniformity, and optimum mechanical properties.
Another advantage of High-Pressure Die Casting is that it generally doesn’t require much machining thanks to excellent dimensional accuracy and smooth surfaces. Compared to other manufacturing processes, high-pressure die casting is an efficient, economical process that:
- Produce strong, lightweight parts that require less machining than fabricated parts
- Create complex and intricate shapes in a single piece, eliminating the need for assembly or welding
- Offer a more broad range of shapes that other metal manufacturing techniques
- Achieves close tolerances
Not only does Chicago White Metal produce strong die castings with smooth surfaces, we offer value-added operations such as finishing options and coating options. Depending on your casting’s surface finish requirements, CWM can provide all standard finishing options, such as:
- Mechanical Finishing
- Functional Finishing
- Decorative Finishing