As die casting technology continued to improve, it became an essential process in the automotive industry. The development of new alloys, including aluminium, zinc, and magnesium, helped to expand the range of applications for the process. Advancements in computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) have also made it easier to design and produce complex die cast products with high precision, accuracy, and repeatability. In addition, advancements in die casting machinery and automation from companies like Buhler Prince, have increased the efficiency of the process and reduced production costs.
With each technological innovation, the use of die casting in automotive production has expanded. Nowadays, it may be used to produce engine blocks, transmission housings, suspension components, steering knuckles, heatsinks, and many more. The recent move to alternative fuels and electric powertrains has only increased the number of applications, in particular high pressure die casting.
Apart from the automotive industry, die casting today is used in industries including aerospace, electronics, and the production of consumer products. Its uses range from computer hardware to decorative light fixtures, with an ever-increasing number of customers looking to take advantage of the capabilities of this centuries-old process.
Here at CastAlum, we’re proud to be part of the rich history of die casting, as well as an innovator for the future of this centuries-old process!