Watch Video: See the cold chamber die casting method that is used at CWM in our aluminum die casting process.
Aluminum Die Caster
Employed since 1988
CWM uses the cold chamber die casting method for our aluminum production. With cold chamber die casting, molten metal is delivered from a central melt furnace to the holding furnace at the machine. With each cycle, a calibrated amount of molten metal is transferred to the machine’s shot chamber via an automated ladle transfer system.
The programmable hydraulic valves on the machine then actuate a plunger which forces the molten metal into the die under very high pressure and speeds. Once the molten metal solidifies, the plunger is released and the part is ejected onto a conveyor where it is transferred to the next operation.
The aluminum cold chamber die casting process is ideal for thicker walled parts requiring maximum strength.
CWM has 10 aluminum cold chamber die casting centers, ranging from 300 to 800 tons of locking force. Castings can be produced in a range of sizes from 0.75” x 0.75” to 18” x 18”.