What is Gravity Die Casting?

Gravity die casting which is sometimes referred to as permanent die casting is a casting method that makes use of gravity to distribute molten metal around a metal mould rather than using high pressure or centrifugal forces.

Gravity die casting is typically performed on non-ferritic metals like copper, tin, aluminium, zinc and their alloys. Most non-ferritic metals with a low melting point and high fluidity can be gravity die cast. Gravity die casting steel is generally avoided as the mould and die are made out of steel which can result in damage. There are various other casting methods that are more appropriate for steel casting.

 

Due to the re-usability of the steel mould and die, gravity die casting is relatively cheap and can be scaled easily to meet demand. Gravity die casting also benefits from low forces and accurate moulds. As a result parts which are gravity cast can achieve better surface finishes, high accuracy and a consistent internal structure.

 

Don't hesitate to contact us to see if your project can make use of gravity casting. Our team at Adarsh Australia is ready to work alongside you to help meet your goals

Gravity Die Casting Advantages

  • Gravity casting moulds can be readily reused.
     

  • Gravity casting reduces the forces applied to the molten metal allowing for more consistent pours with high accuracy.
     

  • Gravity casting benefits from smooth moulds unlike sand casting allowing for better surface finishes out of the mould.
     
  • Low cost tooling! Adarsh Australia produces their tools in-house to reduce tooling costs and ensure tool quality and durability.

Adarsh Australia has the capabilities to assist you through your gravity die casting project.

 

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Gravity Die Casting Process

We have developed the following illustration to describe our gravity die casting process to our customers:

Detailed investement casting or lost-wax casting process

Metals Used in Gravity Die Casting Casting

 

Adarsh Australia can cast practically any metal or metal alloy including ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts to suit our customers’ needs. Materials commonly used for gravity die casting include:

 

  • Aluminium

  • Copper

  • Zinc

  • Tin

  • Zinc

  • Magnesium

  • Brass

If you are unsure of which material will suit your application best, don’t hesitate to contact one of our metal casting experts over the phone or at our Perth office!