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Die Casting 
Great for making relatively complex parts, mainly in aluminum. For example one LBE customer asked us to produce the aluminum housing for a weatherproof outdoor WiFi modem, complete with integrated threaded screw mounting lugs on the inside of the housing and an integrated heatsink on the outside. It’s more expensive to create the tooling for diecast parts then for lost wax, but parts can be made to higher precision and the molds maintain their accuracy over larger production runs.
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What is Die Casting?

Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mould cavity. The mold cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies which have been machined into shape and work similarly to an injection mold during the process. Most die castings are made from non-ferrous metals, specifically zinc, copper, aluminium, magnesium, lead, pewter and tin based alloys. Depending on the type of metal being cast, a hot- or cold-chamber machine is used.

 

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