Casting is closely related to daily life. As small as frequently used door handles, gas stove racks, irons, and as large as mechanical parts (such as automobile wheel molds), they are all castings.
Casting refers to pouring liquid materials into a specific mold. Such a mold contains a cavity of the desired shape and then solidifies. The solidified part is also called casting.
Casting is most commonly used to manufacture complex shapes, and it is difficult or uneconomical to manufacture complex castings by other methods. For example, heavy equipment such as a machine bed can be easily cast to the required size through the die casting mold.
The application of molds and casts has a long history. In ancient times, people used castings and some living utensils. In modern times, castings are mainly used as blanks for machine parts, and can also be used directly as machine parts.
Among all kinds of casting molds, mechanical castings have the most varieties, the most complex shapes, and the largest amount.
Most of the cast materials are metals heated to a liquid state (copper, iron, aluminum, etc.), and the methods used will vary depending on the requirements.
Casting brass is ordinary brass with high tensile strength and hardness and has a certain degree of plasticity through the addition of main elements and other elements.
Gray cast iron has characteristics of good casting properties, high wear resistance, and low price so that it is widely used.
Liquid iron is relatively simple, has good low-temperature toughness, stable quality. Therefore, it is widely used in the automobile and tractor manufacturing industries. It is suitable for the manufacture of small and medium-sized parts with complex shapes and thin walls that are subject to impact.
It has good casting properties. Through modification treatment, the mechanical properties of the alloy can be improved, and the addition of magnesium, copper, and other elements can further improve the mechanical properties of the alloy.
It is usually used to manufacture mechanical parts with complex shapes and high mechanical performance requirements. Cast steel with high strength and good ductility, and is one of the commonly used materials for casting.
Nowadays, the casting process and die casting industry is becoming more and more mature, bringing high-quality castings while improving production efficiency, which brings significant convenience to many metal molder die cast factories.
The following are some of its obvious advantages:
● It can produce parts with complex shapes by die casting process, especially blanks with complex cavities;
● The casting process belongs to non-cutting processing, which reduces the amount of cutting and processing costs.
● The low production cost of castings, wide adaptability, can cast the metal materials commonly used in the industry.
● Wide sources of raw materials, low prices, such as scrap steel, scrap parts, etc.
Casting molds have an important influence on the quality of castings. Therefore, to obtain good casting, it is inseparable from the combined effect of casting raw materials, casting molds, and craftsmanship.
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