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.

Occasionally the need arises to transfer existing die cast tooling from one die casting supplier to another. The reasons behind this are varied and may include bankruptcy, quality problems, capacity and others. When transferring tools, many steps have to occur. These include:

Ensure that there is enough die castings made from the current supplier to cover production needs.
Move die cast tooling and support equipment such as trim dies to the new supplier
Check and possibly modify the die cast die to make sure that it fits the new company’s die cast machines. This adaption is usually pretty simple, but every die cast machine manufacturer has some differences in clamping, ejection, shot position, etc.
Make sample castings at the new company and qualify them by the customer (often through a PPAP process)
These steps must take place in a relatively short time frame to prevent production interruptions.

Basic Aluminum has significant experience with transfer tooling projects and can help customers who find themselves in need of open die casting capacity. For specifics, please contact us.


If you are considering a tool transfer, E-mail us for our document:

Considerations when Transferring Tooling

Die Cast Die Transfer

The Basic Aluminum Castings Company * Cleveland OH * 216-481-5606