Die Casting Surface Treatments

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.

Aluminum die castings have a silver color with rough edges after trim.  The surface condition and appearance is directly impacted by the condition of the die cast die that made the part.  There are a number of post-casting steps that can be taken to impact this finish.

To impact the edges and burrs on the casting, the part can be:

  • Shotblasted.  The type of media impacts the finish, generally creating a rough, but even finish to the entire casting and removing flash or edges.
  • Vibratory deburred.  This is a less aggressive process that removes edges from the casting while impacting the actual surface less.
  • Thermal deburred.  A more expensive process that removes edges on castings effectively.
  • Glass beaded.  Similar to shotblasting, but with a smoother finish.
  • Plus other processes

To impact the color or appearance, castings can be:

  • Painted, using a number of different processes including electro-coating or powder coating.
  • Plating to give a surface coating
  • Burnishing to give a high finish
  • Plus other processes

 

All of these processes can be used to generate a casting that fits your functional needs.  Please contact Basic Aluminum to learn more.