Deco has recently purchased a new Fluke Ti Series Thermal Camera. With this camera we will use thermal imaging information to maintain specific die temperatures. Obtaining a specific die temperature can be critical in casting a good quality part. However, this ideal die temperature can be hard to achieve due to variability in production.
Prior to purchasing the Fluke, we relied upon a temperature probe much like the rest of the die-casting community. Since we began using the new camera, with thermal imaging technology, we have noticed significant improvement in the ease of data collection along with the accuracy and “complete picture” that we are now able to work with.
As tools, like thermal imaging, get added to our arsenal it becomes increasingly easier to replicate production runs with more consistency. As most die-castors will say consistency is the name of the game when it comes to a successful production plant!
Additional Plans for our Fluke involve:
- Document die heat-up performance as a function of its total number of shots
- Confirm Flow Simulation studies involving solidification and thermal heat transfer
- Developing die lubrication requirements based on data collected from the Fluke imaging
Deco Products has been a “Made in USA” zinc die casting manufacturer since 1960. Deco Products provides exceptional service and quality products for the a multitude of industries. A few services Deco Products provides are custom precision engineered zinc die casting, powder coating, assembly, CNC Machining, and DFM-Part Design. Deco has been a stable and reliable supplier to the industry and continuously strives for being the best value for its key partner/customers.
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