Aluminium Die Casting is a casting process whereby molten aluminium is injected at high pressure into a steel mould to achieve a specific shape. Die casting is widely used by many engineers and manufacturers due to the good mechanical properties, such as corrosion resistance and strength to weight ratio. The continuous high speed of the process allows many complex parts to be produced quickly, reducing costs.
To understand how to make your die casting project more cost effective and suitable for production, read our Aluminium Die Casting guide. Here you will learn common design rules to consider when engineering parts.
In this article we simulated the production costs for an aluminium part using a die casting process. You can see how different quantities will affect the project’s costs.
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Aluminium Die Casting Costs
Part dimensions: 200mm length, 145mm width and 45mm height.
One important cost factor for Aluminium Die Casting projects is the mould complexity. If you need to produce complex parts and the design cannot be achieved by the mould itself, some secondary operations will be needed using CNC machining. It is important to notice on the table below, there is a limit of how low the Unit Price can get by increasing the quantity.
For this part, the Aluminium Die Casting price ranges from £6.91 to £5.18 without any further finishing.
30-40 days for production is on the fast side of what is typically possible.
Tooling costs are normally kept competitive as most manufacturers look to win the project because of the lowered barrier to entry. And then have consistent income manufacturing parts over a longer time period.
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