Aluminium Casting

A Basic Guide to Choosing Aluminum Casting Alloys Part 2

Alloys 319.0, A319.0, B319.0 & 320.0
Alloys 319.0 and A319.0 exhibit very good castability, weldability, pressure tightness and moderate strength. They are very stable alloys (i.e., their good casting and mechanical properties are not affected seriously by fluctuations in the impurity content). Alloys B319.0 and 320.0 show higher strength and hardness than 319.0 and A319.0 and are generally used with the permanent mold casting process. Characteristics other than strength and hardness are similar to those of 319.0 and A319.0. Read more

Aluminum Casting Construction Metal Parts

Aluminum Casting Construction Metal Parts Description:

Construction part:
1, accurate in reading drawings

item nameconstruction part
Material stainless steel, zinc, aluminum, casting, forged, brass, etc.
Material gradeGB, ASTM, AISI, DIN, BS, JIS
ProcessingMachining, casting, forging, welding, surface treatment
MOQ300 pieces
Supply ability90 tons per month
PaymentT/T&L/C
Related productsStainless steel casting, sand casting, die casting, valves, fittings, 
bronze & brass alloy, zinc alloy, bearings, gearings
IntroductionOur factory is located in Dongguan which is one of the biggest port city in China. We are experienced in producing all kinds
 of metal parts. You can get products good in quality and 
competitive in price from us. The win-win situation is our goal.
 Good relationships can always be kept between foreign 
customers and us. If you are interested in our products, don¡¯t 
hesitate to contact us.

2, experienced in manufacturing
3, fast in delivery
4, low price

Primary Competitive Advantages:

– Quick Response on Inquiry 

– Protective Packaging 

– Prompt Delivery 

Main Export Markets:

– Eastern Europe 

– North America 

– Mid-East/Africa 

– Asia 

– Western Europe 

Die Casting Design

Die-casting can be done using a cold chamber or hot chamber process.

1. In a cold chamber process, the molten metal is ladled into the cold chamber for each shot. There is less time exposure of the melt to the plunger walls or the plunger. This is particularly useful for metals such as Aluminum, and Copper (and its alloys) that alloy easily with Iron at the higher temperatures.

2. In a hot chamber process, the pressure chamber is connected to the die cavity is immersed permanently in the molten metal. The inlet port of the pressurizing cylinder is uncovered as the plunger moves to the open (unpressurized) position. This allows a new charge of molten metal to fill the cavity and thus can fill the cavity faster than the cold chamber process. The hot chamber process is used for metals of low melting point and high fluidity such as tin, zinc, and lead that tend not to alloy easily with steel at their melt temperatures. die casting, aluminum die casting, aluminum casting, ADC-12 die casting, automotive die casting part, motorcycles spare part, aluminum pressure die casting

Automotive die casting
Automotive die casting

3. Die casting molds (called dies in the industry) tend to be expensive as they are made from hardened steel-also the cycle time for building these tend to belong. Also, the stronger and harder metals such as iron and steel cannot be die-cast

Aluminum die casting process introduction

Though the term die casting can refer to any kind of casting using a die such as gravity die casting or low pressure die casting, yet here die casting only refer to high pressure die casting. Aluminum die casting is a process of casting Aluminum alloy under pressure, can produce precision parts in high volume at low costs. There are two processes of aluminum die-casting namely hot chamber die casting and cold chamber die casting. Parison die casting introduced cold chamber die casting process from1980’s. Now the die casting machines which Parison die casting is applying are cold chamber die casting machines.

Illustration of cold chamber die casting process

In a cold chamber die casting process, the molten aluminum alloy is ladled into the cold chamber for each shot. There is less time exposure of the melted alloy to the plunger walls or the plunger. This is particularly useful for aluminum alloy that alloys easily with Iron at the higher temperatures.

After the molten aluminum alloy is ladled into the cold chamber, the piston will inject it into the cavity of the die casting mold through three different pressure phrases. The pressured molten aluminum alloy gets in sequence through spure system, running system, and gate system into the cavity of the die casting mold.

The filled cavity with affection of cooling system shapes the desired aluminum die casting products. Then the moving die moves away from the fix die, while the ejectors push out the casting.

Advantage of aluminum die casting process

A.high volume but low cost Compared with aluminum sand casting and gravity casting, aluminum die casting can produce precision parts in high volume at low costs.

Aluminium die casting
Aluminium die casting

B.good surface finish and good dimensional accuracy Aluminum die casting generally has good surface finish and good dimensional accuracy. For many parts, post-machining can be totally eliminated, or very light machining may be required to bring dimensions to size.

The disadvantage of aluminum die casting process

A.high cost of die casting mold The cost of tooling of die casting is much more expensive than those of sand casting, gravity casting, and investment casting.

B.high porosity Though the porosity of die casting can be adjusted by using much higher pressure with a much larger and heavier mold, the porosity can not be avoided and is much more than that is of low-pressure casting and gravity casting. Furthermore, porosity leads die casting parts to be not suitable for heat treatment. Thus the consistency can not be compared with gravity castings.

FAQ’s of aluminum die casting process

what is aluminum die casting process?

what is the cold chamber die casting process?

what is the difference between cold chamber and hot chamber die casting process?

What is the application of die casting process?

what kinds of metal can be applied in die casting process?

why is the cold chamber die casting process preferable for aluminum casting rather than hot chamber die casting process?

what is the application of die casting products?

what kinds of post-treatments can be available for aluminum die casting products?

what is the difference between aluminum high-pressure die casting and low pressure die casting?

what is gravity die casting? Is it the same as high pressure die casting process?

Aluminum Casting Powder Coating

Aluminum Casting Powder Coating Description:

About Aluminum die casting product

 Process 1) Material: Aluminum alloy, A360, A380, ADC 10, ADC 12, ZL102, ZL1042) Machining: CNC turning, milling, drilling, grinding, cutting, reaming and threading3)Plating: In house polishing, brushing, chrome plating, nickel plating, gold plating
Surface treatmentElectro-polish, Chrome plating, Sandblasting, Painting, Powder coating, Electrophoresis, Anodizing etc
ApplicationAuto parts, motor shell, pump parts, machinery parts etc
Applied softwarePro/E, Auto CAD 2000, solid work 2001,CAXA,UG,CAD,CAM

Alloy Die Casting

Alloy Die Casting Description:

Aluminum Alloy Die Casting A380 is the most common of the aluminum die casting alloys. It offers the best combination of casting and product properties. It is used for a wide variety of products such as garden equipment, chassis for electronic equipment, engine brackets, housings for automotive alternators, starters and water pumps, home appliances, furniture, office equipment hand tools, and power tools. Alloys 383 and 384 are alternatives to 380 that are specified when very intricate components require improved die filling characteristics and improved resistance to hot cracking. Alloy 360 offers high corrosion resistance and superior strength at elevated temperatures than 380. Other properties are essentially equivalent. Alloy 413 offers the best die fill characteristics making it excellent for pressure tightness applications. it is the choice for products such as hydraulic cylinders and pressure vessels. Its casting characteristics make it useful for very intricate components.

aluminum die casting
aluminum die casting

Alloy 390 was developed for automotive engine blocks. Resistance to wear is excellent, but ductility is the lowest of the die casting alloys, with elongation less than 1%. Special surface treatment systems allow engine pistons to run directly on the alloy surface, eliminating the need for ferrous alloy liners. It can also be used for valve bodies and bearing surfaces subject to abrasion and wear.

Alloy 518 is used in escalator components, conveyor components, and marine and aircraft applications It offers good ductility and very good corrosion resistance. It can be polished and anodized for a decorative finish. Zinc Alloy Die Casting Zinc alloys are versatile, cost-effective materials which can be used in a diverse range of die casting applications. As precisely formulated metal alloys, they offer the mechanical properties of medium strength metals. Advantages of Zinc Alloy Die Casting Overall, zinc alloys have significant advantages as casting materials for small components, with excellent physical and mechanical properties, castability and finishing characteristics. Hot chamber die-cast zinc alloys can be cast to tight tolerances, complex detail, net shape, and the alloy¡¯s dimensional stability ensure part-to-part consistency over long production runs. Net shape manufacturing is one of the main advantages of hot chamber die-cast zinc alloys.

The most commonly used zinc alloys are ZAMAK™ 2, ZAMAK™ 3, ZAMAK™ 5, Acuzinc. These alloy families offer higher tensile strengths than most aluminum and magnesium alloys, higher yield strengths, greater impact resistance, higher Brinell hardness, and better ductility. ¡¡è Zinc alloys facilitate higher die casting cycle speeds versus aluminum and other metal alloys, more complex shapes, thinner sections, smoother surface finishes, surface finishes, and higher standards of dimensional accuracy. Compared to plastic, zinc alloys are several times stronger and many times more rigid. Their mechanical properties compare favorably with powdered iron, brass, and screw-machined steel. Zinc has inherent EMI/RFI shielding properties.

CNMCast uses only high-grade zinc alloys certified for purity. Although these materials are completely recyclable, scrap is never re-melted or re-used within our process. Zamak 3 die casting is the standard for the Zamak series of zinc alloys; all other zinc alloys are compared to this. Zamak 3 has the base composition for the Zamak alloys (96% zinc, 4% aluminum). It has excellent castability and long term dimensional stability. More than 70% of all North American zinc die castings are made from Zamak 3. ZAMAK #5 offers high tensile strength, hardness, and creep resistance than zamak# 3, and somewhat lower ductility.

It is preferred whenever these properties are required. Some die casters use only zamak# 5, which is usually an acceptable alternative to zamak# 3. ZAMAK #7 is essentially a high purity form of zamak# 3 with slightly higher ductility and lower hardness. The other mechanical properties are identical to zamak# 3.

The alloy also exhibits higher fluidity than zamak# 3 or3 5, which theoretically allows slightly thinner walls. Zamak# 7 may be specified when high ductility is required. ZA-8 is rapidly growing in popularity for pressure die casting.

ZA-8 can be cast in hot chamber die casting machines for fast cycle rates, It has improved strength, hardness and creeps properties over the ZAMAK alloys with the exception of a No. 2 alloy which is very similar in performance. ZA-8 is readily plated and finished using standard procedures for ZAMAK. When the performance of Zamak No. 3 or No. 5 is in question, ZA-8 is often the die casting choice because of high strength and creep properties and efficient hot chamber castability.

Zamak 5 die casting
Zamak 5 die casting

ZA-12 is also a good pressure die casting alloy, using the cold chamber process, which provides a sounder structure than ZA-27, as well as higher die-cast elongation and impact properties. For these reasons, die-cast ZA-12 often competes with ZA-27 for strength application. An excellent bearing alloy, ZA-12 is also platable, although plating adhesion is reduced compared to the ZAMAK alloys. ZA-27 is the high strength performer of the zinc alloys and is die-cast using the cold chamber process.

It is also the lightest alloy and offers excellent bearing and wear resistance properties. ZA-27, however, requires care during melting and casting to assure sound internal structure, particularly for heavy wall sections. It may also need stabilization heat treatment when tight dimensional tolerances are required. ZA-27 is not recommended for plating. However, when brute strength or wear-resistant properties are needed, ZA-27 has demonstrated extraordinary performance.

Aluminum sand casting

Aluminum sand casting Description:

Aluminum Sand casting, the most widely used casting process, utilizes expendable sand molds to form complex metal parts that can be made of nearly any alloy. Because the sand mold must be destroyed in order to remove the part, called the casting, sand casting typically has a low production rate. The sand casting process involves the use of a furnace, metal, pattern, and sand mold. The metal is melted in the furnace and then ladled and poured into the cavity of the sand mold, which is formed by the pattern. The sand mold separates along a parting line and the solidified casting can be removed. The steps in this process are described in greater detail in the next section.

Mininum of Quantity 100 Piece/Pieces
 Unit Weight 50g~50kg
 Packing Details  Paper Box in Wooden Pallet
 Delivery Time One month
 Payment Terms L/C, T/T
 Machining CNC
 Supply Capacity 50 Metric Tons per Month
 Standard DIN,ASTM,GOST,BS

GC mold is Sand casting China company, offer the die casting service, sand casting is the most widely used casting process, utilizes expendable sand molds 

to form complex metal parts that can be made of nearly any alloy. Because the sand mold must be destroyed in order to remove the part, called the casting, sand casting typically has a low production rate. The sand casting process involves the use of a furnace, metal, pattern, and sand mold. The metal is melted in the furnace and then ladled and poured into the cavity of the sand mold, which is formed by the pattern. The sand mold separates along a parting line and the solidified casting can be removed. The steps in this process are described in greater detail in the next section.

Shell Moulding produces castings with close dimensional tolerances, good surface finish and excellent reproduction of detail. The process often reduces the amount of subsequent machining, assembly, and finishing when compared to conventional moulding.

Die Casting Technology

What is die casting?

Die casting is a casting liquid die forging method. Die casting die forging process is a kind of special casting forging machine to accomplish the process. Its basic technological process is: first metal liquid in low or high-speed casting filling into the mold cavity, die with a moveable type cavity surface, it with the liquid metal cooling process pressure forging blank, both the elimination of shrinkage defects, also make the rough internal Aluminum Die Casting organization to forge the broken crystal. Rough comprehensive mechanical properties are improved significantly.

Aluminum die casting is a method of using high pressure forced the molten metal into complex shapes of hydraulic die within a precision casting method. In 1964, Japan Die Casting Association for die casting is defined as” in the high temperature melting alloy pressing precision molds, in a short time a large number of production of high precision and excellent casting surface”.

The United States said casting for Aluminum die Casting, the UK Pressure Die Casting is called die casting, and the most common domestic industry are familiar with is the Japanese version, called die casting. Through the method of die casting produced in the casting, is called die casting ( Die-castings ).

This material tensile strength, compared to ordinary casting alloy high nearly doubled, for aluminum alloy automobile wheels, frame and hope to use more high strength and impact resistant material production parts, have more positive significance.

New material of aluminum-lithium alloy

Yesterday, reporter learned from Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, the hospital in Temple One goal of the task assumed aircraft cabin structure and assembly of resources, power sub-systems, docking mechanism subsystem, control and communication subsystems supporting stand-alone subsystems and overall circuit Resource module cable network research task.

Resource tank “fuel” an increase in total weight was reduced by 10%

Temple One of the energy as a source of resources and power module, and the JEM to be connected with the launch vehicle, in addition to ensuring a reliable connection, the cabin is also equipped with a number of subsystems within and outside the nearly 200 sets of equipment and a large pipe, cable and so on. The structure of the resource module design, installation and testing have brought a lot of problems. Development process with a large number of new technologies, new processes.

Designed from the start, the resource module is facing, “weight” problem. Because the resources to carry propellant tank before the Shenzhou spacecraft than an increase of 50% or more, but the construction of the main cabin still hope for the implementation of weight loss. In this way, before the use of aluminum is difficult to meet the requirements, the first use of aluminum-lithium alloy as the raw material, 10% of successful weight loss for the cabin.

In order to maintain long-term in-orbit requirements of the target aircraft, the entire device carried by the lofty air and oxygen-carrying capacity of a single spacecraft, for environmental control and life support sub-system uses a large-capacity high-pressure composite cylinder for gas storage. It is reported that the inflatable cylinders before and after the change in the direction of larger diameter, the resource module assembly with a certain flexibility in design of cylinders installed bands, difficult to install to solve the problem of the cylinder, greatly reducing the weight of the cylinder mounting bracket for the entire device contributed to weight loss. Aluminum Casting Heat sink parts

Power solar “wings” using new technology

For manned space flight, the aircraft power subsystem has always been the lifeline.

This time, Temple One pressure on the semi-rigid solar wing, the technology of China’s first spacecraft power subsystem applications. Externally, two solar wings like a pair of “wings” covered with horizontal black solar film, artful. The face of low-orbit space station environment, before the full use of high-orbiting satellites are obviously not applicable to rigid panels. After a number of technology experiments, researchers identified the Shanghai grid panels with fiberglass glue and glue concentration in the actual operation and other parameters to determine the carbon-fiber frame with glass fiber mesh of semi-rigid structure.

Butt has gone through 16 years of R & D away

For eight and Temple of God “space Kiss”, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology 805 development team started from 1995, Principles of docking technology, simulation to explore, to create in 1999 a first prototype of 1:1, from 2000, ten key technology component-level research, developed in 2002 for engineering applications of docking mechanism and the four large-scale research prototype system-level ground simulation test equipment, docking mechanism 2005, sub-systems from the official project to be completed in December 2009 initial research into the positive kind of work, completed in November 2010 is kind of product development to deliver, to the range of 2011 to the base test, the 16-year road to product development from scratch, Aluminum Casting Anodized from there to fine, docking points The journey continues … the system … 

The characteristic of die casting

High Pressure die casting or gravity casting, is a molten gold poured into the pressure chamber, to the high speed filling steel mold cavity, and the alloy liquid under pressure solidification and casting method. Die casting is distinguished from other casting method is mainly characterized by the high pressure and high speed. The metal liquid is under pressure to fill the cavity, and at higher pressure solidification under common pressure, 15 to 100MPa. The liquid metal to the high speed filling cavity, usually in the 10 – 50 meters / second, some still can exceed 80 m / s, ( through the gate into the cavity of the line speed gate speed ), thus the filling time is very short, about 0.01 – 0.2 seconds ( must be considered casting size different ) can fill the cavity. Die casting machine, die casting alloy and die casting is a casting production of the three elements, are indispensable.

die casting process is called the three major elements of organic ground be used, enabling stable rhythmically and efficient production of appearance, inherent quality good, size consistent with patterns or the agreement in accordance with the requirements of qualified casting, even high-quality casting. Die casting is a kind of precision casting method, through casting and metal die-casting dimension tolerance is very small, the surface accuracy is very high, in most cases, die castings without further machining to assembly application, threaded parts can also be directly cast.

From the general photography, typing machine, mechanical computing devices and accessories and other small parts, as well as the automobile, locomotive, aircraft and other means of transport complex parts using mostly die casting manufacturing.

Die casting method also has the following shortcomings:

( 1) Die Casting Alloy is restricted at present only zinc, tin, lead, copper, magnesium, aluminum and other six kinds of copper alloy, with the highest melting point. Recently there have been reports of cast iron casting, but for the sake of economic factor, must be related to the research of materials, mold materials and operation method.  
( 2 ) expensive facilities needed equipment such as the production of the die casting machine, melting furnace, holding furnace and casting mold costs are quite expensive. 
( 3) the casting of poor airtightness due to melting liquid by high-speed filling to die when, can produce turbulence phenomenon, the local formation of a stoma or shrinkage, influence the airtightness of castings. There is currently an IMPREGNATION processing method, can be used to improve the resistance to airtightness.

Rubber Molding Parts

Custom rubber molding parts and extrusion are the focus of our Engineered Polymers Division (EPD). DST has over 50 years of experience in custom rubber molding and extrusion of rubber parts and products. We offer injection rubber molding, compression rubber molding, transfer rubber molding, rubber extrusions as well as cast urethane parts. We’re ISO 9001 certified.

We have the staff, molding and extrusion equipment, and the expertise to produce your rubber parts, from one to millions. Enjoy the benefits of our in-house rubber lab as well as our 3D printer, offering you rapid prototypes of custom rubber parts in days.

We employ Lean Manufacturing and other cutting edge methods to ensure that your custom rubber parts are of the highest quality, are made on time, and meet your specifications the first time.

We custom mold and extrude rubber molding parts utilizing a wide array of rubber, including Natural Rubber, Butyl, EPDM, FKM, Fluorosilicone, HNBR, Neoprene, Nitrile, Polybutadiene, Polyurethane, SBR, and Silicone. The variety of custom molded and extruded rubber and urethane products we manufacture is virtually unlimited. We custom mold rubber wheels, rubber diaphragms, rubber valves, and virtually any other compression, injected transfer or extruded rubber product you can imagine. 

Rubber molding parts

Count on DST for all of your injection, compression, transfer and extruded rubber needs!

Products Include:

ATM Replacement Parts

Cast Urethane Parts

Rubber Rollers

Rubber Conveyor Grippers

Rubber Extrusions

Rubber Belts

Covered bearings

Rubber suction cups

Light seals

Foot pads

Endless rubber belts

Drive, idler, crush, picker wheels

Vibration dampening

Airport baggage bumpers

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping Right Now With Our 3D Printer

You want it right and you need it RIGHT NOW?  We hear from you.  That’s why we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art, rapid prototyping solution:  our 3D Printer. Send us a 3D model of your custom part using a software program like SolidWorks® and we’ll send you a three-dimensional prototype to hold in your hands.  Avoid the delays of sending out your 3D models to a rapid prototyping shop and then having to find a qualified manufacturer or fabricator.

We’ve been manufacturing custom rubber and plastic products and exceeding customer’s expectations since 1962. We’re ISO 9001 Certified. We’ve got the experience, technology and people to take your project from concept to finish…in spec, on budget and on time, all under one roof. So, when you need Rapid Prototyping RIGHT NOW, call us and watch us transform your ideas into reality in days!

ATM Replacement Parts and Components

ATM replacement parts and components are our specialties. We have decades of experience as an award winning OEM for the largest manufacturer of ATM’s in the World, providing them with a full range of components and change parts.

While several of the rollers shown in the photo are exclusive to certain customers, they illustrate the types of ATM parts we manufacture.

Our ATM parts and components are in thousands of ATM machines around the World, delivering superior, trouble-free performance in the most demanding applications. Our ATM parts include our “bullet-proof” Kevlar® reinforced transport belts, rollers, and wheels that perform flawlessly, day in, day out, in every kind of climatic condition one can imagine. 

Many of our ATM replacement parts utilize our unique proprietary millable polyurethane rubber, Millathane®, the properties of which are legendary. These include superior abrasion resistance, low-temperature flexibility, and high resilience.

DST is an ISO 9001-certified facility. Our staff is trained in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and other cutting edge manufacturing methods to ensure that the highest quality parts are made right the first time, on time, to your specifications.

If you need a reliable supplier of quality ATM replacement parts and components that you can count on to deliver on-time performance, look no further than DST’s Engineered Polymers Division.

Cast Urethane Parts

Cast urethane parts are a specialty of DST. We can custom design and manufacture virtually any type of commercial or industrial cast urethane part to near net shape profiles. Cast urethane offers a longer service life compared to metal or plastic. The hardness of cast urethane parts varies from very soft to rock-like. Some types of cast urethane can be approved for FDA food contact applications. Cast urethane parts are generally lightweight, highly abrasion and impact resistant can vary in the coefficient of friction, and have excellent oil, ozone, and radiation resistance.

Cast urethane parts are often used in oil and gas exploration, printing, textiles, construction, agriculture, mining, packaging, automotive, material handling, food, and beverage as well as currency and ATM applications.

We offer you the option of low-cost, low-pressure tooling as well as limited productions runs. If you’re in a hurry, our rapid prototyping 3D printer is at your service to expedite your job. We can develop custom formulations to enhance the physical properties required by your application utilizing our decades of experience in polymer chemistry.

DST has a dedicated cast urethane work center designed specifically to enhance our automated cast urethane production equipment, utilizing the very latest lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques.  Call us today and put our cast urethane team to work for you!

Rubber Extrusions

We can extrude virtually any custom profile for your rubber extrusion application. We have worked on rubber extrusion projects for a wide variety of industries including poultry, furniture, door and window manufacturing (glazing), bottling, canning and bakery applications.

Our Engineered Polymers Division (EPD) operates a Davis Standard Cold Feed Thermoset Extruder. This state-of-the-art rubber extruder produces custom profiles for the food, beverage and airport baggage handling industries, just to name a few applications. It is highly accurate and maintains tight tolerances, producing superior extruded products, on-time and within specifications.

This extruder is capable of dramatically increased production runs. Thanks to this increased capacity, we now stock a wide variety of extruded rubber parts like rubber conveyor grippers, ready for same-day or next-day shipment. Of course, we are always ready to take on your custom rubber extrusion projects.  Call us today and let us quote your next project.

Rubber Rollers

Rubber rollers are a specialty of DST. When combined with our exclusive Millathane® millable polyurethane, our rubber rollers are, quite simply, the best in the industry.  Rubber rollers are often used in ATM machines and dispensers for transport and separator functions. Other common uses of rubber rollers include point-of-sale (POS) printers, printer rollers, receipt printers, printing press rollers, labeling rollers, newspaper/magazine printing rollers, and various paper path applications.

DST’s Millathane® millable polyurethane is known the World over for its superior ability to balance coefficient of friction and abrasion resistance in critical applications. In addition to Millathane®, we offer a wide range of elastomers for virtually any rubber roller application, such as EPDM, nitrile, neoprene, Hypalon®, epichlorohydrin and polyisoprene.

Give us a call and let us recommend the best solution for your rubber roller application

Rubber Conveyor Grippers

  Our new Durogrip™ rubber conveyor grippers are super tough. How tough?  

•     Tear strength is increased a staggering 100% over conventional rubber grippers! 

•     Tensile strength is increased a whopping 70% over conventional rubber grippers!

•     Flex life, hardness and coefficient of friction remain the same

•     Chemical resistance is typical of EPDM, Neoprene and Nitrile

•     Excellent resistance to aqueous cleaning, disinfecting fluids and peracetic acid

What makes Durogrip rubber conveyor grippers so tough and durable?  They’re reinforced with a proprietary high aspect ratio mineral composition that makes them as tough as nails and extremely tear resistant.  All formulations for our Durogrip rubber conveyor grippers are available for use in extrusion or injection molding.  We offer these great new conveyor grippers in EPDM, Neoprene and Nitrile.  Every formulation is FDA compliant.*  They’re available in 40, 50 and 60 durometer in radius top, square top, 3 finger, mini 3 finger, 4 finger, soft touch and gray neoprene.

Right now, we have the following Durogrip™ rubber conveyor grippers in stock and ready for immediate delivery:

•     D Style

•     D Style with holes

•     Square Top

•     3 Finger

•     Mini 3 Finger

•     Soft Touch™

•     7 Rib

How Tough Are New Durogrip™ Rubber Conveyor Grippers?  Just watch this one minute video and judge for yourself.  If you’d rather spend more time producing the product and making money instead of shutting down production to replace those torn, worn-out grippers, Get A Grip with Super Tough Durogrip™ Rubber Conveyor Grippers from DST.

Custom Plastic Fabrication & CNC Machining

Why DST?  50 years of custom plastic fabrication and CNC machining excellence. Bring us your most demanding custom plastic fabrication and cnc machining projects and your tightest tolerances.  We’ll help you choose the right material and fabricate your parts to meet your specifications and exceed your expectations. We offer you: 

•     A full-time staff of experienced plastic design and fabrication engineers skilled in CAD/CAM programs

•     Custom plastic fabrication and CNC machining of parts from the highest quality industrial materials

•     Production-run quantities without the up-front cost of custom molding or tooling

•     An entire organization dedicated to quality and getting it right, the first time

Setting the Industry Standard in Custom Plastic Fabrication and CNC Machining

We’ve invested in the CNC machining and plastic fabrication equipment to assure conformance to the strictest tolerances. More importantly, we’ve invested in people – training and developing the skilled craftsmen who can transform your most challenging and exciting designs into finished reality. Consider these value-added “extras” we offer:

•     Parts that are cleaned, de-burred and ready to install

•     Private-label drop shipping to your customers

•     Shipments that are packaged with care and labeled to your specifications – saving time and labor in your receiving department

An Extensive Inventory Has Many Advantages

DST has its own UHMW Sheet Division, pressing sheets here on our Clearwater, Florida campus.  We also have direct relationships with material suppliers across the country and around the World.  Our inventory of engineering plastics surpasses that of many distributors. This allows us to:

•     Customize materials to your specifications

•     Reduce production time

•     Utilize the latest materials

•     Save costs by volume buying

•     Deliver your parts faster

Materials

Acetals: Delrin® – Celcon®
Acetals are available as a homopolymer (Delrin by Du Pont) or a co-polymer (Celcon by Celanese). Both materials offer excellent machining properties and are ideal for holding close tolerances. The high compression strength and stiffness of acetal make it a good material for high-load applications. Acetal is also available with additives such as moly dry lubricants and Teflon® fibers. These reduce friction and aid machinability.

Nylons
Nylon is available in several compounds and co-polymers. The most commonly used nylons for industrial components are Type 6 (cast) and Type 6/6 (extruded). Both materials exhibit excellent wear resistance and tensile strength, with Type 6 offering slightly better mechanical properties. Nylon generally absorbs more moisture than other bearing materials and therefore may be dimensionally unstable in wet applications requiring close tolerances. Nylon is available in oil or molybdenum disulphide filled compounds which offer a lower coefficient of friction for bearings and wear parts.

PTFE: Teflon®
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) provides exceptional chemical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties for many applications. The most recognized source of PTFE resin is Teflon manufactured by Du Pont. PTFE is capable of operating at temperatures up to 550ºF, making it a versatile high-temperature material. Glass fibers are often added to improve the dimensional stability of PTFE under load.

UHMW-PE: Duro-Glide®
UItra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) has the highest impact and abrasion resistance of any thermoplastic. These properties and its reasonable cost make UHMW a versatile material for many applications where abrasion, impact, or chemical resistance is desired. The low coefficient of friction and high-slip properties of UHMW make it ideal as a wear liner for handling bulk commodities. UHMW can operate successfully at temperatures as low as – 375ºF, making it excellent for cryogenic applications.

Duro Lube
Oil-filled UHMW polyethylene is ideally suited for applications such as wear strips, slider plates and some bearing surfaces where lubrication is desirable to lower the coefficient of friction. All additives in Duro-Glide (white) and Duro-Lube meet FDA requirements for direct food contact.