Die Casting

Die casting is a manufacturing process in which molten metal is poured or forced into moulds. The moulds also known as tools or dies, are specifically designed to produce each component to be created and duplicated with a reasonable degree of precision. The most commonly used die casting alloys at Skellerns are gravity die cast aluminium and brass.

Die Casting Advantages

Die casting can have specific advantages over other manufacturing processes for high volume production, which often lead to major cost savings, not only in the part price itself but also in the overall cost of production. Some of the benefits are:

  • Better surface finish and dimensional capability – tighter tolerances
  • Fast and efficient production – ability to reproduce multiple of the same component and product.
  • Improved mechanical properties compared to sand casting.
  • Reduction in material scrap – with fewer steps from raw material to finished part

Other Casting processes utilised Hard Sand MouldingShell MouldingGreen Sand Moulding

Our metal casting experts will happily discuss which process best serves your casting requirements, simply call or contact us.