The Different Services that Lupton & Place offer

At Lupton & Place, we always strive to rise above and beyond our competitors within the challenging industry of die casting. This is arguably one of the reasons that we are able to produce well over two million castings a year which are intended to suit only the most discriminating of commercial and industrial needs. Although we are happy to provide CNC machining and finishing services, our core competencies nonetheless revolve around the science (and art) of producing high-quality die-cast products. Let us take a closer look.

Aluminium Diecasting

Aluminium is a light, ductile and yet extremely durable metal. Thus, it is used throughout countless sectors. Not only are we capable of adhering to precise specifications, but we have the ability to produce up to 1,600 tonnes of locking force. Reliability is no longer a concern thanks to the presence of a Buhler real-time closed-loop aluminium diecasting machine found directly on our premises. This system is commonly utilised within the automotive industry. Our bespoke processes are quite economical thanks to the superior levels of cast integrity associated with every finished product.

Pressure Diecasting

One of the benefits of pressure diecasting is that it is considered to be one of the most cost-effective processes when the mass production of products is required within real-time scenarios. Die casts created under pressure also exhibit tight dimensional tolerance; a concern for projects associated with little room for error. The quick cooling process combined with an ability to create thousands of moulds before the die needs to be changed are other pronounced advantages. This also guarantees shorter production lead times. We are able to work with a kaleidoscope of aluminium alloys including the standard AlMg5Si2Mn amalgam.

Gravity Diecasting

Our proprietary gravity diecasting techniques ensure superior levels of accuracy and a lower aggregate production cost. Our team of in-house experts is able to employ numerous different alloys and there are few limits in regards to the quantities that can be produced. We also have the capability of utilising sand cores when necessary. As should be expected, Lupton & Place works with common aluminium alloys including (but not necessarily limited to):

  • LM4
  • LM6
  • LM25
  • A356

Before any of these substances are used in production, they have been thoroughly analysed and flux-degassed. This ensures a quality finished product that is able to stand up to demanding conditions.

Structural Diecasting

We are proud to have been the first company within the United Kingdom to utilise a Buhler CARAT 130 structural diecasting machine within its foundry. Able to apply an impressive 1,300 tonnes of pressure, this unit now precludes the need to employ the rather antiquated three-platen toggle variants. A single cylinder ensures that the overall footprint of the unit is also smaller when compared to traditional units. Closed-loop controls work in conjunction with Westomat dosing furnaces and Wollin die sprayers. Modern technology has also allowed for the inclusion of a robotic ABB casting extractor alongside a Tecnopres KPZ 40 trimming unit. Once again, the finished products will be cast with the aforementioned AlMg5Si2Mn alloy. The end result of this turnkey design is an ability to produce aluminium parts of the highest quality within exacting specifications. Structural diecasting is primarily used for automotive purposes.

As we can now see, Lupton & Place are able to provide second-to-none levels of flexibility and quality control. As this industry continues to evolve, we aim to remain ahead of the competitive curve. Please contact us if you have any additional questions or if you are seeking only the most effective solutions within this challenging sector.

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