Gravity Die Casting
Why Choose Gravity Die Casting?
The Gravity Die Casting process refers to the term “Gravity”, where a molten metal is poured from a vertical position into a metallic tool. The process differs from High-Pressure Die Casting because there’s no additional force applied, and it can also use both metal and sand cores, called semi-permanent mould casting. This method is best suited for larger, thicker parts than high pressure die casting, but can produce great levels of detail. Gravity Die Casting tooling is a more uncomplicated method of construction which leads to cost effective production especially suited for lower-volume series casting.
WELD2CAST’s Gravity Die Casting Benefits Include:
- Excellent and complex dimensional accrual.
- Low moulding costs.
- Secondary machining is reduced or eliminated.
- Smoother cast surfaces than with sand castings.
- Thinner walls can be cast compared to sand casting, min. wall thickness 3 mm.
- Very suitable for castings between 1 kg – 60 kg.
- Ideal option for low-volume series.
- Most common alloys offered are aluminium and copper.