Useful Die Casting Terminology

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Parting line
A mark left on a die casting where the die halves meet; also, the mating surface of the cover and ejector portions of the die.

Peeled Bar
A round bar that has been centerless machined to remove its outer surface. The peeling process takes less than one-fourth the time of conventional lathe-turning operations.

Planishing
A finishing operation used to obtain closer tolerances and a smoother surface on a round workpiece.

Plunger
Ram or piston which forces molten metal into a die.

Porosity
Voids or pores resulting from trapped gas, or shrinkage during solidification.

Port
Opening through which molten metal enters the injection cylinder.

Press Forging
Mechanical forming of metals by means of a press. The action is that of kneading the metal by relatively slow application of force as compared with the action of hammering.

Process control
Where parameters of a process are studied and correctly applied in the manufacturing process to produce high quality parts.