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die-cast  English
  A method of manufacturing metal products using casting. It is a mass-production method used to manufacture metal products by pouring molten alloys such as zinc and aluminum into a metallic mold. Many of the contemporary reels are made by use of the die-casting method. When poured out by gravity they are called gravity die-cast, and when pressure is used to inject the mold, they are called pressure die-cast.
  The Hardy Company in Britain was first to make fly reels using this method at the beginning of the 20th century. Because the new reels did not require a metal plate fixed with screws, it was successful in providing weight savings. Moreover, because this method accelerated the mass-production of fly reels, they became less expensive.
  Contrastive word: stock (?)
ReferenceHardy brothers and the masters, the men and their reels, 1998.
stock, fly reel
 
  
 
 
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