One of the most important process variables in die casting is the dilution ratio. The dilution ratio is the ratio at which a die lubricant is diluted in water prior to being sprayed onto the die. Unfortunately, there is no one optimal dilution ratio, as this is something that must be established based on each unique application and die cast machine.
Most, but not all, metalworking systems have some form of filtration. Whether it is a system for coolants, cleaners, stamping fluids or corrosion preventives, the intent is generally the same. The purpose of filtration is to remove contaminants. This “Skill Builder” will focus on positive filtration.