First part is a world leading precision aluminum die caster. We have produced pressure die castingmillions of aluminum die cast components, from one hundredth of a gram to one kilogram in size.
The greatest upside to using this process is that it delivers the production intent material and, once the tooling is in place, parts are available quickly and at low cost.
In considering die casting as a prototyping solution, understanding the available time and attention to the CAD model are both paramount if goals are to be met.
In this context and timeframes, the parts will tend to be simple. Large, complex undercut housings will still take an unacceptable time and are best approached via CNC. However where the requirement is for a couple of hundred parts, the tool is open/close and the data in good condition, die casting can provide an economic solution.