Die Cast Engineering: A Hydraulic, Thermal, and Mechanical Process

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CRC Press, Nov 29, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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A frequently misunderstood technology, die casting is considered the shortest route between raw material and near net shape. For many decades, high pressure die casting was viewed as an art based upon "seat of the pant" strategies. However, many of these crude reactions actually worked because the fundamental process is quite forgiving of eccentricities. Exploring these reactions with scientific logic, Die Casting Engineering presents a broad study of each procedure in the die casting process and clearly outlines its basic science and principles.

This guide is written in a reader-friendly and logical format by an experienced authority in quality and productivity enhancement, tooling design, metal feed system analysis, temperature management, and environmental regulation. While its scope is broad and covers the many facets of die casting, the book's main focus is on function, problem identification and solution, and strategic logic. Generously illustrated, it provides a comprehensive explanation of why high pressure die casting is reliable, predictable, and teachable.

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Chapter 1 Terms Used in Die Casting
Chapter 2 Product Design
Chapter 3 The Die Casting Machine
Chapter 4 Casting Metallurgy
Chapter 5 Metal Handling
Chapter 6 Concepts of Cavity Fill
Chapter 7 Metal Feed System
Chapter 8 Process Control
Chapter 11 Die Materials
Chapter 12 Mechanical Die Design
Chapter 13 Die Set Up Techniques
Chapter 14 Die and Plunger Lubrication
Chapter 15 Safety
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Chapter 9 A Thermal Process
Chapter 10 Designing the Value Stream

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