Posted on 29th July 2021 in the categories: Die Casting

Die Casting for the Automotive Industry

Die Casting for the Automotive Industry

High pressure die casting provides the shortest route from molten metal to completed component, by injecting molten metal into a hardened steel mould and allowing it to solidify under pressure before ejection.

The process allows rapid, precise and cost effective production of aluminium or zinc die castings for industries where product appearance and dimensional tolerances are critical.

Why the automotive industry relies on die casting

The automotive industry relies on die casting for a variety of applications. Most vehicles have many metal parts that must be cast into specific shapes, therefore making die casting the perfect method for manufacturing these parts. The most common metals for the casting process are aluminium and zinc. Due to their lightweight, these metals are ideal for the automotive industry.

Zinc die casting combines a high level of production efficiency, superior quality, and also cost-effectiveness. Being one of the easiest metals to cast, zinc die casting for automotive parts offers numerous benefits.

Benefits of casting automotive parts

Zinc die casting is most common in the automotive industry as vehicles require complex shapes and sizes for different parts of the vehicle. The accuracy of this process means that the need for further machining is essentially non-existent. This saves a significant amount of time and also money for automotive part manufacturers. Moreover, zinc alloy carries high anti-corrosive properties, making it the ideal element for the automobile industry.

Zinc casting specifically provides strength and flexibility that you cannot match with other materials. In addition, zinc has a lowering melting point, therefore allowing for less energy during production. 

Automotive die cast components

Die cast components are able to produce an aesthetic appearance while also providing the capabilities of creating complex shapes with a high durability tolerance. There are numerous applications for die casting in the automotive industry, including:

  • Sunroof components
  • Seatbelt components
  • Chassis parts
  • Transmission components
  • Vehicle interior components
  • Air-conditioning systems
  • Engine parts
  • Brake systems
  • Power steering systems
  • Fuel intake parts

Most often, die cast products have an attractive finish, so they do not need to undergo any special finishing. However, there are numerous surface finishes available from Goudsmit UK should they be required.

Goudsmit UK

At Goudsmit UK, we work closely with you to design and develop die casts that perfectly match your application requirements. As a trusted name and leading engineering component manufacturer, we supply parts to a wide range of industries.

Fully computerised technology allows for efficient design and production. You can depend on Goudsmit UK to develop a low or high pressure die casting process that will produce your parts economically and with reliable quality.

For more information visit our die cast webpage or download our products and services brochure here.

Contact our team at info@goudsmit.co.uk or on +44 (0) 2890 271 001.

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