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Improved Die Casting Process to Preserve the Life of the Die Casting Dies

ABSTRACT
Die production is a significant cost for the die casting industry. Improving the selection of steel and using the rapid cooling during the heat treatment process can extend the die life by a factor of two to three and reduce the cost of producing and maintaining the dies in service. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University have taken an approach to improve the die life through optimized die design and improved internal cooling and efficient die lubricants.
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PERFORMING ORGANIZATION
Case Western Reserve University
CONTACT INFORMATION
Steve Udvardy
North American Die Casting Association
241 Holbrook Drive
Wheeling, IL  60090
website: www.diecasting.org

phone: (847) 279-0001
fax: (847) 279-0002
email: udvardy@diecasting.org

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