Die Cast System
The project is to design, manufacture, and test a table-top die cast system. The system is intended to be used as educational lab equipment for the MET 257 Casting class at Central Washington University.
The report below is a living document that is constantly changing and updating with the project.
The system must demonstrate the die casting process to students in MET 257 – Casting Processes.
The requirements for this project are:
Must demonstrate the die casting process.
Must be compatible with the currently available casting equipment and space.
Must weigh no more than 20lb.
Must fit into a space no larger than 20in x 25in x 8in.
Must work with Aluminum.
Must be designed to tilt.
Must be able to be operated by the MET 257 instructor without assistance. As per Customer.
Must cost less than $200 in parts that aren’t donated.
This project will be deemed a success if the system can be used by the instructor of MET 257 to demonstrate die casting without assistance from the system’s designer.