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Linear Casting Tolerances.

 

Simple linear tolerances where parting line not involved.


The tolerance on a dimension "A" will be the value shown in the tables below. This tolerance will increase where the parting line of the die, or die moving parts affect the dimension.

 

 

Tolerances for Critical dimensions in mm
(One or two Decimal Places)
Length of Dimension "A" Diecasting Alloy
Zinc Aluminium Magnesium
Basic tolerance.
Up to 25mm
+/- 0.08 +/- 0.10 +/- 0.10
Additional tolerance
for each additional 25mm.
Over 25 mm
to 300 mm
+/- 0.03 +/- 0.04 +/- 0.04
Over 300 mm +/- 0.03 +/- 0.03 +/- 0.03
 

Tolerances for Non-Critical dimensions in mm
(Un-toleranced or rounded to nearest whole number.)
Length of Dimension "A" Diecasting Alloy
Zinc Aluminium Magnesium
Basic tolerance.
Up to 25mm
+/- 0.25 +/- 0.25 +/- 0.25
Additional tolerance
for each additional 25mm.
Over 25 mm
to 300 mm
+/- 0.04 +/- 0.05 +/- 0.05
Over 300 mm +/- 0.03 +/- 0.03 +/- 0.03

Note that the values represent normal production practice at the most economical level. Greater accuracy should only be specified where required to avoid additional costs.

 

Parting line tolerances


Parting line tolerances, in addition to Linear dimensional tolerances, must provide for the movement of the die. The "Projected Area" is the area of the diecasting in square centimeters at the parting plane.  

 

 

Additional Tolerance in Millimetres
Projected Area of
Diecasting in cm2
Diecasting Alloy
Zinc Aluminium Magnesium
Up to 325 cm2 +/- 0.10 +/- 0.13 +/- 0.13
325 to 650 cm2 +/- 0.15 +/- 0.20 +/- 0.20
650 to 1,300 cm2 +/- 0.20 +/- 0.30 +/- 0.30
1,300 to 2,000 cm2 +/- 0.30 +/- 0.40 +/- 0.40

 

Moving Die Part Tolerances.

Moving die part tolerances, in addition to Linear dimensional tolerances must be provided when a moving die part affects the dimension. The "Projected Area" is the area, in square centimetres of the portion of the diecasting affected by the moving die part.

 

 

 

Additional Tolerance in Millimetres
Projected Area of
Diecasting in cm2
Diecasting Alloy
Zinc Aluminium Magnesium
Up to 65 cm2 +/- 0.10 +/- 0.13 +/- 0.13
65 to 130 cm2 +/- 0.15 +/- 0.20 +/- 0.20
130 to 325 cm2 +/- 0.20 +/- 0.30 +/- 0.30
325 cm2 and Upwards +/- 0.30 +/- 0.40 +/- 0.40

 

Tolerance for Flatness.

The flatness should be measured with a feeler gauge from three widely separated points on a continuous plane surface of the diecasting. In the table below,  "Dimension" means the maximum dimension (Diameter of a circular surface or diagonal of a rectangular surface.)

  

Flatness Tolerances.
As Cast. (mm)
Dimension of diecasting. All Alloys
Basic Tolerance.
Up to 75 mm
0.20
Additional Tolerance.
For every 25 mm.
0.08

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