Diecasting

A well equipped skilled workforce producing over 1200 tonnes of aluminium castings per annum, with a level of quality few in the industry can match compared to Lupton & Place.

Aluminium Pressure Die Casting

It can never be just about the numbers, without the correct level of investment, systems and quality control nothing is achieved. At Lupton & Place, we have everything in place.

A policy of continuous development has kept Lupton & Place at the leading edge of die casting technology for decades. This programme of investment has seen the development of one of the industry’s best-equipped CNC foundries, equipped with Buhler Real Time Closed Loop Control die casting machines for unbeatable repeatability. Machines range from 160 tonnes locking force up to 1300 tonnes. Vacuum die casting is utilised for the production of structural die castings for the car industry.

Cutting edge CNC diespraying and dosing furnace technology ensures overall process rigidity giving superior casting integrity, reduced wall sections and maximum cost-effectiveness.

Gravity Die Casting

Our considerable investment in tilt-gravity plant and technology, linked to years of experience in gravity die casting, ensures cost-effectiveness and product consistency through effective process control.

The same combination of plant and skills also allows the use of a variety of alloys without limiting batch quantities. A wide range of product sizes can easily be made using sand cores for internal profiles where required.

Pressure Die Casting

An economical and cost-efficient investment, pressure die casting consists of complex machinery being used to inject molten metal or alloys – under high pressure – into a hardened steel die. This produces identical metallic components with a high level of accuracy. the injection of the metal into a die is in fact automated, meaning that components are produced at an incredibly high rate whilst at a relatively low cost, with very little metal loss thanks to spillage.

Components that are produced through this type of die casting are suitable for low-temperature metals and alloys such as copper or aluminium. Castings are also done with thin walls, which causes the components to be lighter in weight.

Structural Die Casting

With machines that employ real-time, closed-loop control and are equipped with a Wollin die sprayer and a Westomat dosing furnace, structural die casting has proven to be effective and efficient. We take pride in being the first company in a UK foundry to use Buhler CARAT 130 structural die casting machine technology and the 1300 tonne locking force machine is quite a change from the traditional 3-platen toggle machine, also being toggle-free.

This form of casting produces structural Aluminum Die-Castings parts in aluminium alloy resulting in high strength, high integrity components.

 

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