Definition of die-cast in English:

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adjective

  • (Of a metal object) formed by pouring molten metal into a reusable mould: a die-cast aluminium loudspeaker chassis
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    • Some items such as rail ends and eye tops are made from die-cast aluminum as well as galvanized steel.
    • Here, the firm chose a fixture made from chrome-plated steel joined to an adjustable die-cast aluminum adapter.
    • The units feature a die-cast aluminum housing and sealed industrial M12 connectors.

verb

[with object] (usually as noun die-casting) Back to top  
  • Make (a metal object) by pouring molten metal into a mould.
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    • Both methods employ the use of permanent moulds, usually similar to those used for die-casting but of different metal, and castings can be produced weighing from a few ounces up to hundredweights by this method.
    • Gammons said pressure faced by the magnesium die-casting industry from the automotive industry to reduce costs will keep prices down at a level where Chinese imports will be uneconomic after the duties are levied.
    • THE 100 strikers, members of the GMB union, at Lupton & Place die-casting factories in Burnley returned to work last week.

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