Aluminium Component Finishing

Different Die Casting Finishes that Lupton and Place offer

What is Die Casting?

Die casting is a process by which metal parts are manufactured by injecting molten metal into a reusable die cavity or mold. The die cavities can be reused tens of thousands of times. The molten metal is forced into the mold at very high pressure and allows for the highly accurate reproduction of detailed parts. Die casting is the fastest method of producing metal parts of non-ferrous material, especially when compared to sand casting which requires a new mold be made for every casting. It is said that die casting provides the shortest available distance between the raw materials of a product and the finished item.

Types of Die Casting Finishings Offered by Lupton & Place

Post casting finishing is the fine-tuning stage where processes such as Vibratory Deburring, trimming, Ball Burnishing, Shot Blasting and Special Purpose Machining, are used to ensure that each product adheres to exact product specifications for final usage. Lupton & Place offer the following finishing’s for your die castings:

Vibratory Deburring

Once die casting is completed then the next stage of importance is the finishing’s process. Vibratory deburring is the process where the die cast surface is cleaned, polished, degreased and any burred areas smoothed away. Vibratory deburring uses a tumbler machine which contains thousands of synthetic chips or media that rub against the die casting as the machine turns. The process can be wet or dry and the material used for the media will depend on the principle objective of the deburring.

Special Purpose Machining

Die castings are finished to exact specification with our special purpose machines to achieve additional contours or fittings. All our machining is carried out in-house to avoid unnecessary delays in your supply chain and ensure that a superior finished product is delivered on time.

Other Post Casting Finishing

Powder Coating

Powder coating uses finely ground particles of resin and pigment which are electrostatically charged. These particles are sprayed onto the casting which is neutral in charge and causes the coating to remain on the surface until it is fused by way of melting and curing in a special curing oven. Powder coating is popular for household electronic equipment such as fridges and TVs but also photocopier and printer surfaces. Although powder coating is mainly used for aesthetic appeal there it also provides a level of protection for appliances.

The Benefits of Die Casting with Lupton & Pace

Die casting has made possible the mass production of metal parts with highly intricate designs. Die casting finishing’s can replicate highly precise surface textures with minimal fuss. Lupton & Place have been involved in the diecasting industry for over 100 years. Our commitment to quality and detail in addition to our continued investment in specialist machinery and staff, has created a centre of excellence in the die casting world. So much so that Lupton & Place have attracted the business of top automotive giants such as BMW, Jaguar, Saab, Toyota, Scania & Iveco.

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