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The Advantages Of Using Die Casting Processes To Create Brass Tapware

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Brass has been used to create tapware for centuries, but it remains highly prized for its durability and attractive looks. However, when it comes to creating tapware and other plumbing fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens, the quality of the manufacturing processes you use is just as important as the quality of the materials your tapware will be made from.

The traditional method for creating tapware and other objects from brass is sand casting. In this process, the molten brass is poured into a shaped mould made from ordinary sand. However, an increasing number of foundries and metal fabrication services are using die casting methods to create objects from brass. This sophisticated casting method has many advantages over sand casting and other brass casting methods and is particularly useful when it comes to creating brass tapware.

What are the advantages of using die casting processes to create brass tapware?

Dimensional accuracy and consistency

The metal (usually steel) moulds used in die casting are far more durable than simpler sand moulds and will retain their exact shape and dimensions for hundreds or even thousands of individual castings before they need to be retooled. As such, every piece of tapware that comes out of the same die casting mould will have identical dimensions, even you are manufacturing taps and spigots in huge bulk orders. 

Minimal chance of moulding errors

During the die casting process, the molten brass that is used to create your tapware is forced into the metal mould at extremely high pressures using specialised pumps. This ensures that the molten brass fills the entire mould in all directions, and it forces out air bubbles, metal filings and other obstructions that can cause visible moulding errors. This type of pressure forming is impossible to achieve with sand casting and ensures your products are consistently high-quality.

Rapid turnover

Because die casting allows the same mould to be used thousands of times with minimal retooling, die casting processes can be used to make large quantities of tapware very quickly. This allows you to fill bulk orders for hotels and other commercial interests easily and ensures your stock can be replenished quickly during periods of high demands (such as post-Christmas sale periods).

Variety of finishing options

Choosing to use die casting processes to create your brass tapware also allows you to choose from a variety of surface finishes and texturing options. The internal surfaces of die casting moulds can be modified to produce smooth, brushed or textured finishes for your tapware. Because die casting produces tapware with minimal surface moulding errors, it is also ideal for creating brass tapware that will be plated with other metals, such as chrome or oiled bronze.

To learn more about die casting, consult a resource in your area.