When it comes to die casting, there’s much to consider – not least the different methods and metals that can be used. But we’re guessing what you really want to know is – is it any good? So let’s keep this simple…
Here industry leaders Lupton and Place, cover the basics of die casting, including what it is and, more importantly, how it could benefit your business. Read on to find out more.
What is die casting?
Looking for ways to produce multiple metal parts? Then die casting could be just what you need.
It works by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable moulds, otherwise known as ‘dies’.
These dies are created to match your specific design. Once the molten metal has been pushed into the mould, it stays there until it has cooled and hardened, leaving you with a ‘casting’. This casting can then undergo further finishing techniques to enhance the look and functionality of the final part.
So that’s a basic introduction into what die casting is, but what are the advantages of using this process?
Benefits of die casting
- Efficiency – once your die has been created it can be used time and time again. Allowing you to quickly create hundreds, thousands – even millions – of individual parts to the exact same specification.
- Repeatability – yes, mass production is important – but even more crucial? Consistency. And die casting is favoured for its precision and repeatable results, essential for many metal parts.
- Cost-effective – speed, accuracy and minimal wastage all help die casting to offer a cost-effective method of mass producing metal parts.
- Flexibility – made specifically to your requirements, die casting can be stunningly simple or incredibly intricate and complex. This design flexibility is why the process is used for such a wide range of parts and across so many industries.
- Finishing options – whilst it’s not always required, the option of finishing as part of the die casting process, means you can further customise and hone the look of your final product. It can involve anything from adding a decorative touch to enhancing chemical resistance and is the final step in ensuring your finished part more than meets specification.
With so many desirable benefits linked to this method of production, it’s easy to see why die casting is a favoured manufacturing process the world over. And why more and more businesses are choosing to take advantage of it.
Is die casting right for you?
Yes, die casting is an excellent means of mass-producing parts but that doesn’t mean it’s right for every application. Other casting methods such as sand casting, forging or stamping etc, may be more suitable alternatives.
To assess the right method for your needs, production rate, quality and speed should all be considered.
Your die casting needs
Unsure if die casting is right for your business? Then why not talk to the experts?
Here at Lupton and Place, our friendly team will gladly discuss your specific application and help to evaluate if diecasting is the right casting process for you. And, if it is, which specific method of die casting will provide you with the best possible service.
As Europe’s premier die casters, we offer:
And of course, we complete this service with multiple finishing options.
Capable of producing over 5 million castings per year, for a diverse range of clients across Europe. We continually invest in both our equipment and our people to expand the capabilities of our plants. So whatever the scale or demands of your project, we’re confident we can assist.
To find out more, talk to the team today. You can call us on 01282 422361 or fill in our contact form and we’ll be back in touch soon.