Die Cast Engineering: A Hydraulic, Thermal, and Mechanical Process 1st Edition
|Die Cast Engineering: A Hydraulic, Thermal, and Mechanical Process 1st Edition|
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (November 29, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Explores the evolution and latest developments in die casting machines
- Explains methods for strategic temperature management
- Highlights the interrelationship between product design and processing for improved quality and productivity in high pressure die casting operations
- Presents the criteria for premium grade die materials
- Contains methods to properly design feed and thermal systems
Discusses strategies for minimizing costs, increasing productivity, and enhancing quality through failure avoidance About the Author: A teacher and an author, Bill Andresen is the President of Hi Tech International, Inc., Holland, Michigan. An international technical and management consultant, he has a wide breadth of experience in the field ranging from hands-on engineering to the management of manufacturing facilities and service as Technical Director of the North American trade association. Andresen has held the positions of Production Control Manager, Chief Engineer, Plant Manager, Manufacturing Vice President and has been a longstanding member of the North American Die Casting Association. He has served as Technical Director for the American Die Casting Institute and as chairman of the Die Casting Research Foundation and received the Nysellius Award, the highest recognition by the industry for technical contributions.
A frequently misunderstood technology, die casting is considered the shortest route between raw material and near net shape. For many decades, high pressure die casting was viewed as an art based upon "seat of the pant" strategies. However, many of these crude reactions actually worked because the fundamental process is quite forgiving of eccentricities. Exploring these reactions with scientific logic, Die Casting Engineering presents a broad study of each procedure in the die casting process and clearly outlines its basic science and principles.
Die Cast Engineering: A Hydraulic, Thermal, and Mechanical Process 1st Edition is written in a reader-friendly and logical format by an experienced authority in quality and productivity enhancement, tooling design, metal feed system analysis, temperature management, and environmental regulation. While its scope is broad and covers the many facets of die casting, the book's main focus is on function, problem identification and solution, and strategic logic. Generously illustrated, it provides a comprehensive explanation of why high pressure die casting is reliable, predictable, and teachable.
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