Die Casting Products
Five-Star Tooling provides the highest quality die casting products with the most cost-effective solutions to short-run production.
As a fabrication process, die casting is famous for its capacity to manufacture parts with a high degree of uniformity, close design accuracy, and quality surface finishes.
In many cases, die casting can reduce the need for post-production machining, raising the efficiency of the process and shortening fabrication time.
Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity. The mold cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies.
Most die castings are made from non-ferrous metals, specifically zinc, copper, aluminum, magnesium, lead, pewter, and tin-based alloys.
Die casting could use either a hot chamber or cold chamber machine, which depends on the type of metal being cast.
The casting equipment and the metal dies represent large capital costs and this tends to limit the process to high-volume production.
Manufacture of parts using die casting is relatively simple, involving only four main steps.
It is especially suited for a large quantity of small- to medium-sized castings, which is the reason why die casting produces more castings than any other casting process.
Die castings are characterized by a very good surface finish (by casting standards) and dimensional consistency and it has many advantages such as excellent dimensional accuracy, smooth cast surfaces, thinner walls compared to sand and permanent mold casting, rapid production rates and high tensile strength.