Our latest research has lead to an advancement in our DYNA-BLUE processes to increase the Tool Life of Diecasting Dies for Structural Diecasting components as well as conventional Aluminum Alloys. New processes such as the DYNA-BLUE 5D, DYNA-BLUE 8D, DYNA-BLUE PLUS and DYNA-BLUE + PVD are being used successfully and are being benchmarked as Global Standards for many Die Casting companies!!!
Structural Die Casting
Die Casting structural components such as Cross Members, Sub Frames, Shock Towers, and A& B Pillars, requires the use Aluminum Alloys such as Silifont ™ 36 , Aural™ 2 or Mercalloy™ to obtain higher mechanical properties than conventional Aluminum Alloys. However these grades of Aluminum have proven to significantly reduce tool life due to an acceleration of heat checking, soldering, erosion and breakout or chunking of the die surface. The Tool Steel by itself cannot withstand the attack from these alloys, so testing was initiated to find a Surface Treatment that would improve the properties required for better Tool Life. The standard DYNA-BLUE 6B process was tried on 2 sets of H-13 Dies with an improvement of 2-3 times. By refining the process and developing a deeper compound zone supported by a nitrogen rich diffusion zone the new process called DYNA-BLUE 8D has increased tool life by 8 times or more. The newest process called DYNA-BLUE PLUS is also being tested. (Click here for customer comments on DYNA-BLUE PLUS)
Benefits of DYNA-BLUE®
Case Study of DYNA-BLUE on a Structural Die Cast Die
A Manufacturer of Structural Automotive Parts was experiencing very poor tool life due to the aggressive nature of the Aluminum they were using. The dies were typically treated using a Nitride process which yielded 5,000-10,000 pieces before the die was unusable. Then a DYNA-BLUE 6B process was tested on 2 sets of H-13 Dies with an improvement of 2-3 times. By refining the process and developing a deeper compound zone supported by a nitrogen rich diffusion zone the new process called DYNA-BLUE 8D has increased tool life by 8 times or more. The DYNA-BLUE PLUS is also being tested.