Cold Chamber Aluminum Die Casting
Cold chamber aluminum die casting process is
one of the two major branches of die casting operations. One of the main
differences between cold chamber die casting and hot chamber die casting is
that in hot chamber die casting the source of molten material is attached to
the machine, while in cold chamber die casting the molten metal is introduced
to the shot chamber from an external source. Cold chamber aluminum diecast machines are used for
alloys with high melting temperatures such as aluminum, brass, and
magnesium. These alloys are not casted
in hot chamber machines because they would damage the pump system. Cold Chamber
diecast machines use an open holding pot that is kept separate from the die cast machine. The transport of the molten is typically done using a ladle,
which can be done automatically or manually when casting aluminum alloys. Casting
cycles can range from 10 seconds for small diecast machines up to two minutes
for a large diecast machine.
The Cold chamber aluminum die casting process is more popular in the
manufacturing industry due to its cheaper production costs and durability.