Q. What is the tooling material used for your die cast tools? What is the tool life?
We use SKD61 (of JIS standard of Japan) tool steel, which provides the same tooling characteristics as those used in North America, with tool life of 80,000 shots (depending on surface finish requirements).
Q. What are common questions raised during die casting tooling design and tool making reviews as relate to the part?
Common review questions as relate to the product are whether:
Q. What are common questions raised during die casting tooling design and tool making production reviews as relate to the mold?
Q. What are the main factor(s) affecting tooling cost.
By far the complexity of the part is the main factor affecting tooling cost.
Q. How many 1st articles can customers get from a new tooling?
Typically we provide 2-3 pieces of 1st articles for approval. For smaller parts we can provide more.
Magic Precision is proficient in all NADCA standards for die casting.