Automotive Die Casting

Die Casting Parts for the Automotive Industry

With the advent of new technologies, the way parts for the automotive industry are being manufactured is constantly being redefined. Today, the industry relies heavily on die casting techniques to produce metal parts of boundless depths, shapes, and forms. 

A technique where molten metal is poured into the casting mold under pressure, die casting can produce parts with even the most complex geometry and even do so with remarkable precision. All these made die casting the perfect solution for the automotive industry, where dimensional accuracy in parts is exceptionally critical.

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    The Different Metals Used

    Magnesium, aluminum, and zinc are the three primary metals that are extensively used for die casting parts for the automotive industry. The former two (magnesium and aluminum) make it possible to manufacture well-performing parts that are light in weight, whereas the latter exhibits greater flexibility, allowing for the production of components that are more complex in shape. 

    Reimagining the Future of the Automotive Industry

    The demand for die casting parts for the automotive industry has been on an upward trajectory – with more companies recognizing its versatility, reliability, and accuracy. 

    As a key player in the die casting industry, EKO offers innovative solutions for companies who are looking to optimize their die casting processes and reduce overall costs. Connect with us to learn more about how we can help today!

    Frequently Asked Questions About Die Casting Parts for the Automotive Industry

    Aluminium is the most extensively used alloy for the construction of automobile parts due to its lightweight, which enables engineers to design parts that are not only robust but light in weight. Accounting for approximately 28% in the automotive sector, zinc is also seen as a popular choice. 

    Beyond engine blocks and transmission cases, die casting can be used to produced different components such as: 

    • Engine parts: engine cylinder heads and gas engines
    • Electronic cover: Cover for gearbox, motor and more
    • Single-piece structural elements: Shock towers, torque bars and more
    • Stepper motors
    • Heat Sinks

    There are a few factors that will affect the manufacturing costs, namely – the type of material used, the wall thickness, the area that the part covers, and the tolerance of the part. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information about the cost.