Chrome-plate aluminum hand shank
Die casting, also known as pressure die casting, is a casting technique that is used to produce geometrically complex metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a pre-shaped mold cavity. The molten metal cools and solidifies quickly and forms castings in various sizes and shapes. The mold cavity is created by using two hardened tool steel dies which have been machined into shape and work similarly to an injection mold during the process. Most die castings are aluminum, zinc, aluminum alloys and zinc alloys.
Aluminum and aluminum alloys are lightweight materials, therefore, aluminum die castings are suitable for industries where weight is a concern, such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical equipment, communications industries.