Automation of Die Casting
Die Casting Machine Division, Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd., 4-29-1 Hibarigaoka, Zama-shi, Kanagawa 228-0003, Japan
Die-casting is a process to manufacture high-accuracy castings at high productivity using nonferrous metals such as zinc, copper, aluminum and magnesium. Die-casting includes many processes such as lubricant spray to the die, injection of molten metal, taking off the casting from the die, and trimming of unnecessary parts. Nowadays all these processes of die casing can be conducted by fully automated die-casting machines. TOSHIBA MACHINE CO., LTD has taken the lead in development of die-casting machines. Here we will be introducing the common process flow and details of some of major components of the die-casting equipment.