Useful Die Casting Terminology

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Impact strength
Ability to resist shock, as measured by a suitable testing machine.

Impression
Cavity in a die. Also, the mark or recess left by a ball, or penetrator of a hardness tester.

Ingot
Metal or alloy cast in a convenient shape for storage, shipping and remelting.

Injection
The process of forcing molten metal into a die.

Insert
A piece of material, usually metal, which is placed in a die before each shot. When molten metal is cast around it, it becomes an integral part of the die casting.

Intergranular corrosion
A type of corrosion which preferentially attacks grain boundaries of metals or alloys, resulting in deep penetration.