The Die Casting Process

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.

Ever wondered how metal toy soldiers were made or how some items turn up to be shaped as they are? Manufacturers don’t mold these shapes like they do for clay pots, instead, the usual process is through die casting.

Die casting manufacturers can choose to die cast their alloys through any process most appropriate for the finished product. One of the processes used is by having the metals die cast in high pressure. This is the most common way to die cast many other metal alloys, representing about 50% of all production. The low pressure die cast method, on the other hand is used only about 20% of the time for only special products, yet its usefulness increases within time. Other die cast methods are gravity die casting – which amounts to the remaining percentage of production with only a little less left for recently introduced processes – squeeze die casting and vacuum die casting.

Aluminum is a lightweight alloy that has high stability for different shapes and even thin walls while also having good resistance and mechanical properties. With aluminum’s strength in high temperatures and the ability of conductivity in both thermal and electrical, it has a lot of usage for manufacturers of high end products. Each metal alloys has their own special way of die casting and this does not go a different way with aluminum. In die casting aluminum, the mold is not always destroyed or used only for the purpose of creating a figure closer to the finished product itself. Other die casting manufacturers who use aluminum parts keep the mold permanent as it would provide an outer protection for the aluminum itself. Die casting manufacturers use the cold chamber process for aluminum because of their high melting points.

It is important to choose a trusted die casting manufacturer who knows the best way to customize production process for the advantage of the part or product they intend to make.