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Die Cast Prototyping the Right Way

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Feb 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Excerpt from the May 2012 issue of Design World by Adam Scichitano and Mike Guilfoyle

What’s the best way to rapid prototype a die cast component? Engineers with some die casting experience may reflexively answer “spin casting” or “machining.” A better answer, however, would be “die casting.”

That’s right. It turns out that the ideal way to prototype a die cast part is actually to die cast it.

While spin casting and machining can produce great-looking prototypes, neither process produces parts whose mechanical properties truly replicate those of a production die casting. The reason why comes down to process-dependent microstructure differences.

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