Final Design of the Dies

Cover/Stationary Half of the Die

Ejector/Moving Half of the Die
(Bottom Slide Shown in Place)

The elbow housing is cast in a two plate die with a hot chamber gating system.  The photos above show the two die halves -- the cover half and the ejector half.

  • The molten zinc enters the die nozzles at 420C/788F. The gas-fired holding pots will hold 200 pounds of zinc.

  • A die casting run produces 25,000 housings, running at 235 parts per hour (a piece every 15 seconds!!)

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