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.

Die Cast Tooling Manufacturing Process

May 20, 2021 | Die Cast Tooling

Dies, or die cast tooling, are made of alloy tool steels in no less than two sections, the fixed half (cover half) as well as the moving half (ejector die half), to permit removal of the castings. The dies also might have moveable slides, cores, or other sections to produce holes, threads along other preferred shapes within the casting.

How Are Die Castings Created?

Initially, a steel mold capable of creating tens of a large number of castings in rapid succession has to be made in at the very least two sections to permit the removal of castings. These sections are mounted securely inside a machine and are arranged in order that one is stationary (fixed die half) although the other is moveable (injector die half). To begin the casting cycle, the two die halves are clamped tightly with each other by the die casting machine. Molten metal is injected into the die cavity exactly where it solidifies speedily. The die halves are drawn apart along with the casting is ejected. Die casting dies could be simple or complicated, obtaining moveable slides, cores, or other sections according to the complexity of the casting.

The complete cycle on the die casting course of action is by far the quickest recognized for creating precise non-ferrous metal components. This really is in marked contrast to sand casting which requires a new sand mold for each casting. Whilst the permanent mold approach uses iron or steel molds as opposed to sand, it’s significantly slower, and not as precise as die casting.

Conventional Die Cast Tooling

Standard die cast tooling comes in single cavities (one aspect per cycle) or several cavities (greater than one component per cycle).

Conventional die cast tooling makes use of a two-part tool where multi-slide uses at the very least 4 perpendicular slides. Making use of extra slides reduces variations and is additional price effective when making smaller-sized components with much more complex geometries. Every single die block has a cavity or even a core on its face. When formed with each other, the molten metal is injected into the cavity and the portion is cast.

Engineers and designers are usually pushing the envelope with part styles wanting smaller sized, much more complicated components that execute multiple functions; our multi-slide die casting approach may be the greatest choice if your aspect is 400g or much less. We are able to nevertheless develop precise components with our standard die cast machines; having said that, the multi-slide tools are second to none in terms of consistency and accuracy.

Irrespective of the method, we usually concentrate on the design of our dies, putting in as many of your part’s attributes as needed to avoid secondary operations. Our goal is to achieve net shape the initial time, every time. This careful planning eliminates the will need for machining and reduces the general part cost.

To ensure the longevity of our dies, our tool designers predict what a part of the die may be put on out and insert this as a separate piece on the tool in order that we are able to simply replace one single part, instead of the entire tool when it wears out. This not merely saves our customers a great deal of money, however, it also makes sure that we are able to get your project back up and operating faster than if we were required to create a new die totally.