Do you know that the method of die-casting for originally used in mid 1800s for manufacturing printing type? Today, die casting, including zinc die casting, aluminum die casting, magnesium die casting and so on is extremely famous and commonly used for preparing different parts, even of our different household needs, like bathroom faucets to large metal fixtures, door knob and more. The molds which are commonly known as dies are reusable and can successfully develop complex and high accurate shapes time and again. The process of die casting, including the use of aluminum part is even used for the manufacturing of different toys. In this write-up, let us learn the process of making die-cast toys.
First and foremost, you need to prepare the mold. Now, start with spraying mold lubricants in all the areas of the mold. This will help in controlling the mold temperature and easy removal of the finished piece. It is crucial to remember that if the mold is not effectively lubricated, the finished toy can get damaged while removing from the mold. The mold can even become extremely hot and the piece of toy can be damaged during the casting process. The next step is the preparation of metal for aluminum or zinc die casting process. The metal for die casting can vary depending on the final product. The commonly used metals for die casting are zinc, copper, aluminum, magnesium, lead and tin due to their low melting points. If you are using a hot chamber machine, the machine will automatically heat the metal to accurate temperature for effective die casting. But if you are using a cold chamber machine, you will require melting the metal in a furnace before placing it in the machine. Now the machine will cast the toy. Via injecting the molten metal in the diet cast mold, the machine will maintain the pressure till the toy has cooled down enough for proper solidifying. In the next step, the ejector die will effectively remove the toy from the mold. Now you need using the trimming die on the hydraulic press for trimming down the excessive metal from the finished piece. In the final step, you need to finish the different process of the toy using proper tools, like polishing, filing and painting. Your copper, aluminum or zinc die casting toy is now ready to use.