Die Casting

Die Casting of Aluminum / Magnesium
One of the most common failure mechanisms when working with melts of Aluminum or Magnesium alloys is heat checking. Gross cracking and corrosion/erosion can also be a problem because of the complex dies used today. Use materials with high temperature strength and good ductility and toughness like Uddeholm Orvar Superior or Uddeholm Dievar.

Die Casting of Copper / Brass
Heat checking is the most common failure mechanism when working with melts of copper/brass due to the high process temperature. Materials with high hot yield strength and temper resistance such as Uddeholm QRO 90 Supreme are recommended.

Die Casting of Tin / Lead / Zinc
Erosion (hot mechanical wear) is one of the most common failure mechanisms when working with Tin/Lead/Zinc melts. Produced parts are often thin-walled which requires high injection speeds. Choose a material with high hardness, good ductility and toughness levels like Uddeholm Orvar Superior or Bohler W360 Isobloc.

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Bohler Tool Steels for the Pressure Die Casting Industry

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Uddeholm Tool Steel for Die Casting

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