This manual covers specification, design and production guidance for both users and manufacturers of die castings produced by structural casting processes. The manual presents tooling and processing information, alloy properties, standard and precision tolerances, GD&T, design guidelines, quality assurance provisions and more.
Revisions for this edition include: revised wording on the high integrity high pressure casting process to either be more clear or more inclusive; added information about precipitates that form in die casting alloys; corrected information on T6 and T7 heat treatments; updated tables to include generic alloy names; draft guidelines were revised; additional information included for GD&T in die casting; added information on ejector pins; separated simulation into two sections (lean manufacturing and simulation) to properly identify the content included; added a structural quality requirements section; revised wording for die ownership and maintenance practices; minor typographical errors have been corrected; and photographs have been updated throughout.
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