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Die-cast Metal Components

die-casting is an efficient and economical process for delivering  the custom shapes you need for your products.  Die-cast components are durable and can be produced at high rates with minimal machining.

Producing complex metal components quickly

When you need high volumes of complex components, die-casting can be an excellent solution.  If you’re a designer or a procurement specialist, let’s talk about the needs of your next project.

When to use die-casting

If you’re considering making the bespoke metal components using die-casting, let’s talk. If you need high volumes and the component is highly complex, die-casting is likely to be right for you. It’s ideal for small to medium-sized components such as device casings and pump parts, amongst many others.

Non-ferrous metal alloys such as aluminium alloys and zinc alloys are the most commonly used materials for die-casting.

Tolerances

Die-casting produces component parts to very small tolerances. This means that additional finishing requirements are low, keeping costs down.

The investment in producing dies, when spread across high volumes, is minimal and the dies will last for a very long time.

What type of die-casting is right for you?

There are a several different die-casting processes. They include:

  • High pressure die-casting
  • low pressure die-casting
  • Gravity die-casting
  • Centrifugal die-casting

There are pros and cons to each method. Choosing the right process can be challenging and Gelec will guide you on this. Perhaps the two key considerations are wastage (very little with die-casting, certainly compared to using CNC machines) and volume – die-casting is great for very high volumes, although some methods work well for lower volumes too.

Get in touch to discuss your next die-casting project