Figure 1.5. Schematic representation of steps in the cold chamber die-cast process: a. molten metal is ladled into the shot sleeve; b. hydraulic cylinder applies pressure on plunger; c. plunger pushes metal from the sleeve through the gating system into the cavity; d. high pressure is maintained during solidification; e. after solidification is complete, the die opens; f. the part is ejected from the cavity.

Figure 1.5. Schematic representation of steps in the cold chamber die-cast process: a.
molten metal is ladled into the shot sleeve; b. hydraulic cylinder applies pressure on
plunger; c. plunger pushes metal from the sleeve through the gating system into the
cavity; d. high pressure is maintained during solidification; e. after solidification is
complete, the die opens; f. the part is ejected from the cavity.