Hot Work - Die Casting

Die Casting of Aluminum / Magnesium
One of the most common failure mechanisms when working with melts of Aluminum or Magnesium alloys is heat checking. Gross cracking and corrosion/erosion can also be a problem because of the complex dies used today. Use materials with high temperature strength and good ductility and toughness like Uddeholm Orvar Superior, Uddeholm Dievar, or Bohler W400 VMR.

Die Casting of Copper / Brass
Heat checking is the most common failure mechanisms when working with melts of copper/brass due to the high process temperature. Materials with high hot yield strength and temper resistance like Bohler W403 VMR are recommended.

Die Casting of Tin / Lead / Zinc
Erosion (hot mechanical wear) is one of the most common failure mechanisms when working with Tin/Lead/Zinc melts. Produced parts are often thin-walled which requires high injection speeds. Choose a material with high hardness, good ductility and toughness levels like Uddeholm Orvar Superior or Bohler W360 Isobloc.