Die Cast Automation

Basic Aluminum Casting Co.

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.diecasting

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.


The die cast industry has embraced robotic automation as a labor savings tool.  Beyond the productivity benefit, the process becomes more reliable and repeatable.  Basic has taken these automation techniques and expanded them to secondary operations.

The standard modern die cast foundry features significant amounts of automation.  Some normal areas that are addressed include:

  • Automatic ladles for pouring
  • Auto lubrication via spray on die cast dies
  • Robotic extraction
  • Automated deburring

These processes in the die cast industry have become more stable over time, allowing die casters to produce parts at reduced labor costs and do so in a repeatable, quality fashion.

More recently, automation has expanded to secondary and finishing operations performed on castings.  Basic Aluminum has embraced this move and utilized 6 axis robots for assembly and other tasks to further push the competitiveness of our products.

This movement will continue in the future as technology becomes more affordable and more robust.  Future improvements will likely base themselves around creating more flexible assembly cells capable of finishing different product lines in line with lean manufacturing principles.

If you have a die casting product that requires several post processing steps and assembly, do not hesitate to contact Basic Aluminum to assist with a cost effective, quality solution.