Talbot Associates - Provider of Metal Castings & Metal Forming Processes
Talbot Associates - Provider of Metal Castings
& other Metal Forming Processes
Phone: (973) 376-9570  •  Fax: (973) 376-7617  •   E-Mail: sales@metalbot.com
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Semi-Solid Molding

Specially prepared metal slugs are gradually heated to a semi-solid state, then transferred to the forming machine, where a ram injects (squeezes), under pressure, the metal into the die. Once solid, the die opens and the part is ejected.

Metals:
Aluminum, magnesium, and some copper alloys.

Size Range:
Ounces to about 1 pound, limited to a diameter of feed stock.
Some SSM Houses can produce parts up to 15-20 pounds.

Tolerances:
Equivalent to or superior to high pressure die casting tolerances.

Tooling Cost:
Hard steel tooling equivalent to miniature die cast in cost and complexity.

Surface Finish:
Finish: 32-63 RMS

Minimum Draft Requirements:
1/4 Preferred, 1/2 possible based on applicaton.

Normal Minimum Section Thickness:
0.030"

Ordering Quantities:
2,500 and up (usually 50,000 pieces and up).

Normal Lead Time:
Samples: 10-18 weeks.

Production:
6-8 weeks A.S.A.

Semi-Solid Molding