Cost-Benefits of Vacuum-Assist Die Casting

THINK ABOUT YOUR CURRENT JOBS WITH SCRAP RATES… WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF SCRAP?

  • Additional press run time
  • Additional alloy usage
  • Extra labor costs
  • Faster press and die wear
  • Missed quotas
  • Troubleshooting expenses
  • Increased peripheral costs (i.e. more electricity, hydraulic fluid, die lube)

COSTBENEFITTABLE

PROPER AIR EVACUATIONUSING VACUUM-ASSIST CAN INCREASE OVERALLPROFITABILITY OF EACHCASTING PROJECT!

PLAN FOR PROPER AIR EVACUATION ON EVERY NEW PROJECT WITH VACUUM OR VENT BLOCKS.

When running a 8% scrap rate on a 10,000 part job with a 60 second cycle time using the press rates in the table above you would spend:

  • An extra 13.3 hours of press run time to produce 10,000 good parts
  • An extra $2,660 – $3,990 in extra press time depending on hour-rate
  • An extra $0.26 – $0.40 per good part in extra press time depending on hour-rate