Semi-automated Gating System Design with Optimum Gate and Overflow Positions for Aluminum HPDC

  • Mohamed Refaat Abo El-FotouhEmail author
  • Ahmed Yehia ShashEmail author
  • Mohamed Hasan Gadallah
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 72)


Die casters usually carry out a die casting test before producing new castings. At the die-casting test stage, the runner and gate parts are always repeatedly corrected, which lead to a lengthened processing time and increased processing cost. In this study, a computer software was developed to calculate the gating system design with optimum gate and overflow positions for cold chamber High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) die design by getting the part dimensions and choosing the suitable machine from a pre-defined database in the software. A design of experiment is used to formulate the objective function of the gate and overflow optimum position. At the end of this paper, a case study was developed as part of the software validation. The results show that the developed software can calculate the gating system design and eliminate the correction in the test stage.


HPDC Die casting Gating system Die casting design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Design and Production Engineering DepartementCairo UniversityGizaEgypt

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