Dear Twitpic Community – thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. Follow the link for more information. Die casting is a metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity. The casting equipment and the metal dies represent large capital costs and this tends to limit the process to high-volume production.
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Manufacture of parts using die casting is relatively simple, involving only four main steps, which keeps the incremental cost per item low.