Die Casting

HOVADUR® alloys are resistant against hot cracking and more effective in cooling.

Die casting is a casting procedure whereby the melt is poured or pressed into a permanent die via a sprue placed at the bottom of the die. Our HOVADUR® special alloys are essential for these dies and provide significant advantages:

  • Shortened cycle times
  • Extended service life of the dies
  • Improved quality of the castings

Our HOVADUR® alloys are used for the following casting procedures:

  • Gravity die casting: At gravity die casting the liquid metal is poured into permanent dies made of metal using the effect of gravity.
  • Low-pressure die casting: At low-pressure die casting the liquid metal is poured under pressure into permanent dies made of metal.
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Copper Price

MTZ/copper surcharge 26.05.20

Basis LME 1700:
Q=3,99€/kg / M=3,20€/kg / T=3,51€/kg

Basis MK 200:
Q=4,41€/kg / M=3,59€/kg / T=3,93€/kg

€/CHF 1,06063

Explanation of terms:

MTZ = Copper surcharge
LME = London Metal Exchange
MK = Metal quotation
Q = Average of quarter
M = Average of month
T = Average of day
€/CHF = Exchange rate Euro / Swiss franc