Die casting | Idra

Die casting


Die casting is a manufacturing process in which molten metal is injected into a mold cavity under high pressure. The metal is then cooled and solidified to form a part or product. Die casting is widely used in the production of a variety of products, including automotive parts, household appliances, and toys


Die casting can be done using a variety of metals,  including aluminum, zinc, magnesium ad copper. Each of these metals has its own unique properties, making it suitable for different applications.

The die casting process begins with the design of the mold. The mold is typically made from steel and consists of two parts: the cavity and the core. The cavity is the shape of the part to be produced, while the core creates any holes or other internal features. The mold is then mounted onto a die casting machine. The next step is to melt the metal. The metal is melted in a furnace and then injected into the mold cavity under high pressure. The pressure ensures that the metal fills the mold completely and evenly.

Once the metal has been injected  tellus  into the mold, it is left to cool and solidify. The amount of time required for cooling depends on the metal being used and the size and complexity of the part being produced. After the part has solidified, the mold is opened and the part is removed. Any excess material, such as flash or runners, is then removed from the part.
Die casting has several advantages over other manufacturing processes.
First, it allows for the production of complex shapes with high accuracy and repeatability.
Second, it produces parts with excellent surface finishes.
Third, it is a relatively fast and efficient process, allowing for high-volume production.

There are several different types of die casting, including:
Hot Chamber Die Casting: In this process, the metal is melted in a furnace that is connected directly to the die casting machine. The molten metal is then injected into the mold cavity under high pressure.
Cold Chamber Die Casting: In this process, the metal is melted in a separate furnace and then transferred to the die casting machine. The molten metal is then injected into the mold cavity under high pressure.
Vacuum Die Casting: In this process, the mold cavity is evacuated before the metal is injected. This ensures that the metal fills the mold completely and evenly, resulting in parts with high precision and quality.
Die casting is a versatile manufacturing process that is used in a wide range of industries. It is an excellent choice for producing high-quality parts with complex shapes and precise tolerances. If you are looking for a manufacturing process for your product, die casting may be the right choice for you.


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Die casting NEO | Idra

NEO, the superior choice


With a range of 340 to 9000 tons, the NEO machine solutions cover a wide spectrum of die casting needs, making it suitable for a diverse range of applications across various industries. Additionally, the higher tonnage capacity of the GigaPress solutions enables the production of larger and more complex components, which may have been previously impossible or too costly to manufacture.


NEO Die Casting Machines (DCM) with its innovative technology has several advantages when it comes to metal injection molding. The excellent injection performance proves that it can produce the high-quality cast parts with precision and accuracy required by the OEMs. The high dynamic force and strong intensification for final pressure guarantee that the technology can handle more complex and challenging molds, which require a higher level of force and pressure to achieve the desired shape and integrity.
Additionally, the complete setting flexibility means that the production parameters can be customized to meet specific requirements, ensuring that the final product meets the desired specifications. This level of customization can help companies save time and money by reducing the need for manual adjustments and rework.
NEO innovative die casting technology is a robust solution for metal injection molding, offering precise and stable production parameters, high performance, and flexibility.

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Die casting OL CS | Idra

OL CS is designed for high performance and constant product quality


The OL Compact Series (CS) die casting machine line is the result of many years of development and consolidated use in the field.  This results in the optimum mix of practical application and cost benefit ratio.


The compact mechanical structure and robust dimensions have been designed using the same criteria and characteristics that have always guaranteed long life and reliability for the foundry. Emphasis on the overall length of the machine ensures that the required floor space is equal to or better than the two platen product range. Integrated high flow hydraulic manifold blocks and increased pump capacity ensure that the fast cycle times required can be achieved, whilst energy cost can be kept to a minimum by the use of energy efficient motors with speed control. The drastic reduction of external pipework reduces the need for maintenance and minimizes the risk of fluid loss. The new award winning Inject Computer 3.0 offers the best in class machine management software.  Incorporating a multi touch screen and 3D diagnostics with single point setting for integrated peripheral automation.  
Closed  loop multi point control of the injection velocity and pressure, programming and control of process parameters give the die caster all of the necessary tools required for the most demanding parts. The OL CS series gives excellent performance of the injection, combining high dynamic force with strong intensification for final pressure and complete flexibility of setting to give precise, stable production parameters. High integrity components for the automotive sector, including structural and power train, can be produced with the highest guaranteed quality and productivity.

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Die casting GIGA PRESS | Idra

Welcome to the era of Giga Press


GIGA PRESS is a revolutionary die casting machine for the automotive industry, offering the perfect solution for the production of single piece chassis for Hybrid – full electric vehicles, not plagued by defects inherent with welding and bolting parts together.
GIGA PRESS going from 5500 to 9000 tons and counting opens a new era in die casting ‘giga’ solutions.


Giga Press is a large-scale die casting machine that can produce parts weighing up to 250kg. One of the key advantages of Giga Press is its ability to produce large parts with very little waste material. This is because the casting process allows for the creation of near-net-shape parts, which require minimal finishing work. Additionally, Giga casting can be used to create parts with complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods.
Another advantage of giga casting is its high level of precision. The Giga Press is able to produce parts with very tight tolerances, which is essential in industries such as aerospace and automotive, where even small deviations from design specifications can have serious consequences.
Giga casting also offers significant cost savings over traditional manufacturing methods. Because the process can produce near-net-shape parts, there is less material waste, and the need for secondary processing is reduced. Additionally, the Giga Press can be used to produce parts in large quantities, which reduces the cost per unit.
Overall, the Giga Press is a powerful manufacturing process that offers significant advantages over traditional methods. With its ability to produce large-scale, complex parts with high precision and efficiency, it is becoming increasingly popular in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and energy in the years to come.

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Die casting XPRESS | Idra

XPress represents a new experience in die casting 


XPress series intelligent die casting machine, clamping force ranges from 300 to 900 ton, and can provide Italy’s cutting-edge technology to more customers. Stable, precise and efficient production enhances the competitiveness of its users.


XPress is a series of high-performance die casting machines produced by Idra Group. The XPress DCM series is designed to provide a high level of energy efficiency, while also maintaining high productivity and precision in die casting operations.
The XPress die casting machine features a hydraulic system that is optimized for energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption and emissions while still maintaining high performance. The machine is also equipped with advanced automation and control systems that help to ensure accurate casting and consistent quality.
The Idra XPress series includes several models, ranging from 300 to 900 ton  locking force, making it suitable for a wide range of die casting applications. Additionally, the XPress series features modular design, allowing for easy customization and adaptation to specific production needs.

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