Basic Aluminum Casting Co.

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For over half a century The Basic Aluminum Casting Company has been a privately held, financially solid die casting company with a professional integrity matched by few in today's industry.


At The Basic Aluminum Casting Company, we bring quality die casting with delivery and pricing achieved through a sound business organization. Centrally located in Cleveland, Ohio, we're easily accessible across the Midwest and the entire United States. Occupying over 55,000 square feet at our plant, Basic has serves the transportation and general manufacturing industries and beyond! The Basic Aluminum Casting Company can be best described as an engineering company with one simple trait - creating die cast products  from listening and understanding our customer's needs.  A strong commitment to that and a focus on quality has enabled us to continue to be one of the best and oldest names in the industry.

Basic Aluminum manufactures quality high pressure aluminum die castings. We utilize many different casting alloys to meet product and customer need. We also provide many secondary manufacturing services for our products.  Other services include machining, painting, plating, assembly and testing custom products.

Basic delivers a casting with the machining, finishing and assembly requirements that fits your application. We will work with your product team to provide a high quality, low cost solution for your casting. To that end, we have provided valuable information on die casting on our website menu. For potential buyers of die casting products, the process of transferring or building new tooling is included to get an idea of our process. We work with our customers to ensure that your project occurs smoothly, ensuring timely delivery of your casting that meets and exceeds your the needs!


Basic Aluminum - since 1946 - serving those who seek the advantages of quality and dependability in die casting components.

Components of Diecastings Material

by | Mar 24, 2021 | Diecastings

Die casting is among the most economical and quickest forming processes. This production process’s benefits are that a huge selection of a large number of castings can be created somewhat quickly by using just one mold. All components developed to possess a uniform top quality and involve fairly low unit expenses. There are actually two wide varieties of die casting processes: hot-chamber and cold-chamber die casting. Variations on these two types of die casting consist of Low-pressure die casting. Vacuum die casting.

Metal housings for an assortment of appliances and gear are generally die cast. Several automobile components are also manufactured utilizing die casting, such as pistons, cylinder heads, and engine blocks. Other prevalent die cast components include propellers, gears, bushings, pumps, and valves.

Die Casting Vs. Other Processes

Modern-day die casting processes take place under high pressure and result in superior surface finish and high integrity. Diecastings supplies a viable option for any production run above 10,000 pieces. A few of the manufacturing processes contain:

Plastics injection moldings. Die casting give parts that can be stronger, stiffer, and dimensionally much more steady than components produced via plastic injection molding. Die casting also offers things that happen to be additional heat resistant and that exceed the overall performance of plastics on a properties/cost basis. They have a higher degree of permanence beneath the load. These components resist weathering, stress-cracking, and ultra-violet rays. Though plastic parts may be less costly on a unit-volume basis and have improved inherent color properties that remove the finishing requirements, the manufacturing cycle for components fabricated using die casting is more rapid. Plastic components are also temperature sensitive and are exceptional electrical insulators.

Forgings. Diecastings supply a lot more flexibility in the complexity of shapes, and they provide shapes that can’t be forged. Die casting can have thinner sections which might not be probable beneath the forging process. Forging does offer to create denser, stronger components. Forgings also have the characteristics of wrought alloys. The method can use ferrous and other metals.

Stampings. This approach may well need many parts compared to one die casting, which demands fewer assembly operations. Diecastings supply complexity and more shape varieties; closer dimensional limits offer you practically any variation in section thickness and create much less waste. Conversely, stampings have related properties to wrought-iron metals and permit fabrication from steel and alloys, which might be unsuitable for diecastings. Uncomplicated stamping goods generally weigh much less and have shorter production cycles.

Screw machine products. Die casting is more quickly than the screw machine approach. It also creates significantly less waste and delivers a lot more variation in shapes. Screw machine solutions, even so, could be fabricated from steel and alloys, which cannot be feasible with die casting. They have the characteristics of wrought metals, and also, the tooling charges less.

Generally, diecastings present producers with a versatile approach that produces parts with complicated shapes, smooth or textured surfaces, and a higher degree of accuracy and repeatability. The process also enables you to get a wide variety of desirable and serviceable finishes.