Sand Casting is the process of forming steel products with a mold made of sand, or silica based products than can packed into a tight mold to create a smooth surface. Molten metal is poured into mold which sets up fairly quickly. Engine Blocks, Manifolds, and literally hundreds of metal products are still manufactured this way to.
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Die Casting is the process of manufacturing typically non-ferrous (Aluminum, Zinc, Tin, Copper, etc.) under extremely high pressure. A mold is coated with a releasing agent prior to molten metal being rapidly injected under high pressure until the cycle time is complete. Some products that are typically high pressure die cast include elevator treads, warehouse automation robot chassis, and automobile wheels.
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So now you face the question: Which manufacturing process is right for me, Sand Casting or High Pressure Die Casting? Not sure? That’s ok. That’s why you speak with manufacturing engineers who ask you dozens of questions to help you make the best decision for your product and your business. Ultimately manufacturing shouldn’t be about the process. It should be about you!
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