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What causes flames when part is ejected from Die Cast?
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What causes flames when part is ejected from Die Cast?

RE: What causes flames when part is ejected from Die Cast?

K Magda,

A visible flame is nothing more than air or some other gas, heated red hot.

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JHG

RE: What causes flames when part is ejected from Die Cast?

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Mostly the residual lubricant flashing off. It didn't burn during injection because there is no oxygen inside the mold.

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RE: What causes flames when part is ejected from Die Cast?

Gases do not behave as black bodies, as solids do, where they glow red hot. They emit light only at specific frequencies, which is called their spectrum. Yellow flames are caused by glowing soot particles (solid carbon). Hydrogen flames are not visible.

As Ed said, mold lubricant (oil) gets vaporized by the high temperature. When the high temperature vapor contacts air it condenses to small droplets that appear to be smoke. This smoke is very flammable.

RE: What causes flames when part is ejected from Die Cast?

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For a minute there I thought you said fart 😂

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: What causes flames when part is ejected from Die Cast?

From the material safety data sheet of the lubricant, check out the auto ignition temperature to determine if it is consistent with the die temperature when the part is released.

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