Designed to work with our medium volume production casting projects, our gravity die castings production capability allows us to be extremely competitive on all gravity die castings projects. Our capacity for die casting is a nominal 40 kg while shell core and cold box core making facilities can be used in conjunction with this process.
Gravity die casting is used to manufacture casting parts from non-ferrous materials such as aluminium or low-temperature alloys. The process is used to create intricately shaped components for a wide range of industrial applications in the defence, medical and energy sectors. It involves pouring molten metal, under the force of gravity, into a pre-formed cast iron block which is fully machined to produce the die.
How does die casting compare with other techniques?
There are several key benefits over other equivalent manufacturing processes. These include:
- high production rates – many hundreds of castings can be produced in one day
- excellent dimensional accuracy – offering durability and dimensional stability
- versatility – complex and simple shapes can be engineered
- higher tensile strength and improved mechanical properties – as compared with sand casting
- multiple finishes – smooth or textured surfaces can be produced
- only minimal finishing is needed