A beginner’s guide to diecasting

Here at Lupton and Place, diecasting is our middle name – what we don’t know and understand about it, isn’t worth knowing. But maybe you’re new to the market, perhaps you’ve heard reference to it a few times and you’re just putting feelers out to see exactly what it is …

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Here at Lupton and Place, diecasting is our middle name – what we don’t know and understand about it, isn’t worth knowing. But maybe you’re new to the market, perhaps you’ve heard reference to it a few times and you’re just putting feelers out to see exactly what it is and, more importantly, what it can do for your business. Well, you’re in the right place. In our latest blog we’re going back to basics, covering all the essentials to help you fully understand the capabilities of diecasting.

So let’s start at the beginning. What is it? Diecasting can sound complicated – especially if you haven’t had any dealings with it before. Essentially though, it is a manufacturing process to create accurate, sharply defined metal parts by using molten metal and reusable moulds – known as ‘dies’.

There are several types of diecasting available, including:

The best one for you will be dependent on your intended use and we’ll be happy to talk you through the differences and offer our expert opinion.

What can diecasting be used for?

We’ve designed and developed diecastings for a huge range of industries. From automotive and construction right through to the defence industry and even the entertainment sector. So it might be simpler to ask what diecasting can’t be used for?

A few examples of use though include aluminium diecasting, which is hugely popular in the car industry. Thanks to its lightweight and durable qualities all manner of internal and external vehicle components can be expertly cast whilst keeping speed, aesthetics and safety a top priority.

Die casting is also a secret weapon in the ever-evolving world of entertainment devices, helping businesses to compete in the race to the next big thing.

At Lupton and Place, we are one of the most technologically advanced diecasting plants in Europe, providing tailored solutions to meet the specific needs and demands of each and every customer. We like to keep pushing the boundaries and developing the capabilities of diecasting and welcome all enquiries for the fabrication of any part. So if you have something specific in mind, please get in touch.

Why opt for diecasting?

There are any number of reasons why diecasting could offer a great solution for your business but some of the most persuasive include:

  • Speed – diecasting can deliver vast quantities of tailored, precision parts, keeping pace with your production needs. Thanks to our advanced technology we manufacture in excess of 5 million castings a year – that’s a lot of parts!
  • Precision – what you gain in speed you don’t want to lose in accuracy. And, with diecasting, you can rely on the mass production of precision components each and every time.
  • Cost savings – diecasting is an extremely efficient way to create large numbers of components at an affordable cost.

Think diecasting could offer a way forward for your business? Whatever industry you’re in, why not get in touch with a member of our friendly team today? We pride ourselves on leading the way for the European Aluminium diecasting industry and we’d love to chat about how diecasting could work for you. Complete our contact form or call us on +44(0)1282 422361.