FAQ of Yontone Die Casting
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

General Questions

What kind of production service do you provide?
What are your common mould materials?

45C steel, H13, Dievar

What material can be die casting? What are the commonly used materials for die casting?

Aluminum Alloy, Zinc Alloy, Brass Alloy, Magnesium Alloy

What material can be gravity casting?

Aluminum and Brass.

What material can be low pressure casting?

Aluminum Alloy.

What are your common casting materials?

Aluminum, Zinc, Brass, Steel, Iron

What material can be CNC machined? What are the commonly used materials in your CNC machining?

Casting Aluminum, Aluminum 2024, 7075, 6061, Zinc Castings, Zamak, Steel Block, Iron Bar, Brass Castings, Copper Rod, PVC, ABS,  Bakelite Injections, Ductile Iron Castings, Grey Iron Casting, Magnesium Alloy, Titanium Alloy, Stainless Steel, etc.

What is the tonnage of your die casting machine?

280 tons to 2000 tons.

How many axis is your machining center?

We have three-axes and four-axis machining centers.

What's your minimum order MOQ?

There is no minimum quantity for molds, and one set can be made.

Die-casting products and machined products. According to the structure and size of products, the minimum order quantity ranges from dozens to hundreds of pieces.

Generally speaking, our company is willing to commit to serving small and medium-sized enterprises, so our minimum order quantity is very low.

What’s the mould life time? How many mold times is the life of a mold usually?

Usually, generally speaking, the lifetime of an Aluminum die casting mould is around 50,000 – 100,000 shots. The life time of Zinc die casting mold is 200,000 – 500,000 shots,even more. The life time of Brass die casting mold is relatively short, about 5,000– 15,000 shots. And life time of Sand casting mould is about 50,000 – 70,000 shots. (If you have a high request for mold life time, please indicate in the inquiry.)

No matter what material, the mold used, in addition to the mold material itself, operators, the maintenance of the mold is also very important. We will provide professional maintenance advice to customers to ensure that the mold has a longer service life.

Design Questions

What kind of drawings do you need to provide us?

Usually drawing 2d in pdf, cad; 3d in igs. stp.

How long will it take to design a die casting mould?

According to the construction of the parts, usually 5-7days.

What does mold design provide?

2d, 3d drawings.


What software do you use for mold design?

UG, Pro E for mould design.

Magma for mould flow analysis.

Production Questions

What’s the mould making time? How long does it take for general mold production?

According to the mould size and product structure, the production cycle is different.

Usually, die-casting mould 35 – 55 days. Sand casting mould 15 – 25 days. Gravity casting mould 25 – 40 days. Low-pressure casting mould 25 – 40 days.

What’s the lead time of production samples? How long does it take for general samples?

Usually 10 days after mould’s done.

For samples that need a mold for production, the blank is usually completed within 3 ~ 7 days after the mold is completed.

If machining is needed, it usually takes 7 ~ 15 days, because machining requires custom fixtures and programming.

Can you provide prototype samples similar to 3d printing or machining?

Yes, we can provide prototype samples for customers.

In this way, before opening the mold, the customer can conduct a feasibility analysis again to reduce the cost of samples.

Getting Started Questions

What is the whole process of placing an order?

1. Cusomter send inquiry with 2D & 3D drawings; 2. Yontone sends quotation; 3. Both parties sign the contract; 4. Issue invoice; 5. Customer wire down payment; 6. Program started

Who should the you contact to know the production progress after placing an order?

Each customer will be equipped with a designated project manager, who will interface with the customer and report the production progress every week.

In addition, all financial, production, technical drawings, shipping, and all information related to the project can be confirmed directly with the project manager.

Payment Questions

What’s the usually accepted payment method?

The most common are bank remittance, T/T, L/C, D/P, D/A, O/A, remittance credit card, visa, Western Union, and any other ways allowed by Chinese national law, we can accept.

What is your general advance payment?

Usually, the advance payment for molds is 50%, and the advance payment for products is 30%.

According to the different years of cooperation and the different credit ratings of you, the proportion of advance payment will be adjusted accordingly.

Delivery Questions

What will be the shipping package?

Normal Package: Usually bubble bag + Carton box + Pallet; Sometime will use Wooden box.

We put cartons on wooden trays, and then fix them with packing belts, and then wrap films on the outer bread.

For heavy and big parts, we put them in wooden boxes.

Like die casting molds, we use wooden boxes to protect the mold.

What kind of Incoterms usually used?

Exwork, FOB, CIF, DDU, DDP.

If you want, we can arrange door to door shipping for you.

Quality Control Questions

What inspection reports are usually available with molds and products?

The material report, mold heat treatment report, full-size report, etc.

Follow clients’ quality control requests.

More Question?

Contact Us for Case by Case Q&A

We are your supplier with high quality, reasonable price, and flexibility on MOQ. Quick response, fast production, always delivery on time. Urgent orders and small orders are acceptable.

YonTone takes every client seriously and reports production progress with pictures and videos weekly.


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