Tool life is one of the main cost factors in high pressure die casting. The Italian foundry Mazzucconi used the capabilities of virtual Design of Experiments in MAGMASOFT ® to substantially increase the die life for a steering housing.
Unfortunately, the die of a cast part that had been produced for a long time fell short of the expected tool life. Changes to the casting geometry were not an option due to the existing design freeze. Therefore, the aim of the project was to identify the main influencing factors on tool life in the process and adjust the casting process accordingly.