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ASTM Proposes New Standards for Zinc Diecasting

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 20, 2018 2:44:58 PM

One proposal would improve high-temp Zn-Al-Cu alloy; another would define composition for high-fluidity alloy

ASTM International’s Committee on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys proposed two new standards: one for a zinc-aluminum-copper alloy with improved strength; another for determining requirements for thin-wall diecastings.

Zinc alloys are used to design diecastings because of their hardness, self-lubricating properties, dimensional stability, and high modulus make them suitable for working mechanical parts, like gears and pinions. Zinc also offers thermal and electrical conductivity and precise casting tolerances, which are useful for heat sinks, electrical components and applications requiring electromagnetic shielding.

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting, die casting lubricant management, Die Casting Lubricant Computer Simulation, zinc aluminum copper alloy

Die Casting Lubrication & Die Cooling Computer Modeling

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 13, 2018 4:53:03 PM

NADCA will be hosting a Computer Modeling Workshop on July 24, 2018 in Grand Rapids MI.

Computer modeling and simulation has become common place for designing die casting dies. Flow simulation and solidification allow engineers to design gates, runners, overflows and vents to optimize the die casting process for a part. An important, but often overlooked, part of die casting modeling and simulation is thermal control.

Where should water and oil lines be placed?
How does the software account for cooling/heating lines?
How can simulation time be minimized for water/cooling lines?
Is die casting lubrication spray simulated and how does it affect the thermal controls?

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Tags: Die Casting, Die Casting Lubricant, Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting, die casting lubricant management, Die Casting Lubricant Computer Simulation

NADCA Offers Course on Die Casting Machine Maintenance (including die casting lubricant management)

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jun 6, 2018 11:24:26 AM

The material presented in this video are some highlights from NADCA’s online webinar - Mechanical Maintenance & Evaluation of Die Cast Machines: Die Casting Machine Primary Mechanical Structures.

The first in the Mechanical Maintenance & Evaluation of Die Cast Machines series covers topics related to the major mechanical support structures of die casting machines; the machine base, rails, platen supports, wear pads, die carriers, tie bars and bushings.

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Tags: Die Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting Lubricant, Automotive Die Casting, Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting, die casting lubricant management

NADCA Offers Course on Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 21, 2018 1:34:21 PM

How Should You Handle the Maintenance & Troubleshooting of Your Hydraulic System? Join the North American Die Casting Association to Find Out

This course is designed to overview the basic knowledge need to be known by hydraulic fluid system troubleshooting & maintenance personnel in addition to machine operators. The course covers safety precautions, hydraulic fluids, contamination control, hydraulic conductors, accessories, maintenance guidelines, and troubleshooting.



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Tags: Die Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting Lubricant, Automotive Die Casting, Hydraulic Fluid System Troubleshooting

 


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