High Pressure Die Casting Basics provides an introduction to the terminology, equipment, and processing steps associated with high pressure die casting. Presented in THORS’ highly visual and interactive learning format, this course will help to improve process knowledge for employees in high pressure die casting foundries, as well as employees in peripheral professions.

High Pressure Die Casting

Table of Contents

HPDC Foundries

  • HPDC Foundry Terminology
  • HPDC Machine Terminology
  • HPDC Die Terminology
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • HPDC and Similar Processes
  • Common HPDC Alloys

Casting Inspection

  • Visual Inspection
  • Defects: Shrinkage Porosity
  • Defects: Gas Porosity
  • Defects: Misruns
  • Defects: Laminations and Cold Flakes
  • Ensuring Quality

HPDC Processing Steps

  • HPDC Die and Tooling
  • Aluminum Melting
  • HPDC Shot Cycle
  • Gating
  • Trimming
  • Finishing

Course Completion

After completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion.

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