Useful Die Casting Terminology

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Alloy Steel
Steel that, in addition to carbon, contains one or more elements in sufficient amounts to appreciably alter properties compared with those of carbon steel. Materials are alloyed to enhance physical and mechanical properties such as strength, dictility, and hardenability.

Annealing
A heat treating operation wherein metal is heated to a temperature above its critical range, held at that temperature long enough to allow full recrystallization, then slowly cooled through the critical range. Annealing removes working strains, reduces hardness, and increases ductility.

Austenitic Steels
Steels containing such proportion of an alloying element or elements that the austenitic structure is retained at room temperature.

Automation
Industry term commonly used to describe the mechanization of various aspects of the die casting process.