Here a is a breakdown of the most common die casting metals;
1. Zinc die casting
Zinc is a very popular metal that has a wide range of applications in the modern world. It has a wide range of applications.
Before you consider die casting your zinc metal, you should have a proper understanding of its alloys. The most common alloys for zinc die casting include ZA alloys and Zamalak alloys.
The good thing about zinc alloy is it can withstand high pressure and temperature. Through this process, this metal and its alloys will be relevant in their respective areas of applications.
2. Brass die casting
Brass is another alloy that can be used in the die casting process. This metal is basically an alloy of zinc and copper.
There are different types of brass alloys. Their difference is mainly because of the different percentage of copper and zinc
Other metal elements can be added to this alloy in order to enhance the desirable characteristics of the brass.
Brass alloys that are used for die casting include Admiralty brass, Alpha brass, Duplex brass, Aluminium brass, Beta brass among others.
One desirable property of brass is easy to machine. Brass metals are easy to die cast. The metal is also highly resistant to corrosion and is known for having extra strength. The low melting point of this metal makes it easy to deal with.
3. Aluminium die casting
Aluminium is among the most common metal that is used in a die casting process. It is also among the oldest metal types that are subjected to this process. It is also cheaper to take aluminium through this process.
Aluminium is known for its physical strength. This explains why it has a wide range of applications.
Die casting aluminium is among the best ways of turning it into a more usable form. The good thing about this metal is can be recycled.
There are different types of aluminium alloys that are used for die casting. They include K-alloy, alloy 383, alloy 413, alloy B390, alloy B360 among others.
Some desirable properties of aluminium that make it a perfect metal for die casting include tenacity, high operating temperature, excellent thermal properties, lightweight among others.
4. Steel Die casting
Steel is another common metal that we die cast. We give it a high priority because it is very versatile. This means that it is used for many different applications.
Being an alloy of carbon and iron, steel has the properties of these two elements. This explains why tends to have numerous superior performance properties.
Other components that make up steel include vanadium, chromium, tungsten among other minerals.
Some types of steel that are used in die casting include; Tool steel, carbon steel, stainless steel and alloy steel.
Some desirable properties of steel that make it ideal for die casting resistance to corrosion, extra strength, lightweight, recyclability, electricity and thermal conductivity.