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What is Die Casting?

In short, die casting is the method of injecting liquid metal into a reusable steel mold or die, very quickly, under high pressure.

Machining Or Die Casting: How To Choose

Die casting and machining both produce high quality parts, but depending on your project's specifications, it may make sense to use one process more than the other.

Are You Strategically Placing Your Parting Line?

How much thought are you giving to the placement of your parting line for die cast parts?

"The parting line of a die cast component represents where the two different sides of the mold come together. This line often (but not always) marks the border between the inside and outside of the part"

Poorly located parting lines can create many problems — cosmetic, functionality, tool life, production costs and so on.

This article from the North America Die Cast Association touches on the importance placing your parting line effectively.

If you want to read a more in depth article on decision criteria for parting line, this is a handy resource.

If you have any questions you can contact us at info@simalex.com or call at 1 800 268 3070

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Back to School

Our brand new 400 Ton Toshiba Die Cast Machine arrived from Japan to start the year off with increased capacity.

The Toshiba techs have been with us for over a week now to help complete the installation.

Much to our surprise we were graced with the presence of a Toshiba Die Cast guru, Gary Durkin. Gary offered our team an impromptu training session over the weekend. Our Die casters were eager to learn and spent Saturday with Gary in a 2 session approach. The morning was spent in our boardroom absorbing everything there was to know about the controls and features of the new machine. The team then spent the afternoon with hands-on training to apply everything they had learnt earlier in the day.

We are looking forward to being in full production with this machine in mid February!