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Sustainability of Multi-Slide Die Casting

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Sustainability of Multi-Slide Die Casting

In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing, sustainability has become a key focus for companies seeking to minimize their environmental impact. Dynacast's multi-slide die casting manufacturing process stands out for its environmental benefits, offering a host of features that contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly production method.

The Multi-Slide Difference

Unlike conventional hot-chamber die casting, which utilizes a two-part tool, multi-slide employs four perpendicular slides in the tool, allowing for the creation of intricate and precise castings. This technology provides design freedom, enabling the production of complex geometries with unmatched accuracy.

Energy Efficiency: Less is More

One of the most significant environmental advantages of the multi-slide process is its reduced energy consumption. The faster cycle times, with machines operating at speeds of up to 55 cycles per minute for zinc ~ (3,000 per hour), mean more parts are produced with less energy. The use of pneumatics, further contributes to energy efficiency, making the entire process inherently greener.

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A Closer Look at the Multi-Slide Tool

The construction of the multi-slide tool facilitates rapid and repeatable opening and closing operations. The independent movement of each slide ensures part integrity, preventing damage to the tool. The result is a streamlined, efficient process that minimizes energy waste and material usage.

Advantages Beyond Green

While the environmental benefits are compelling, multi-slide die casting offers additional advantages:

  • Consistent part quality
  • Elimination of secondary operations
  • Lower tooling costs
  • Quick die changeovers
  • Tolerances as low as +/-0.02mm

Embracing a Sustainable Future

As the world shifts towards more sustainable practices, multi-slide die casting manufacturing emerges as a method contributing to environmental conservation. The combination of energy efficiency, reduced material waste, and streamlined processes makes it a sustainable choice for manufacturers looking to minimize their environmental footprint.


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Last updated 03.15.2024