The UK's Leading Die Casting Foundry

Dean Group is a family-owned UK foundry with over four decades of die casting experience. We specialise in producing intricate castings with fast production and dimensionally accurate results.

What is Die Casting?

Die casting is a manufacturing process that involves the use of molten metal to create parts and components. It is a versatile process that can be used to produce complex shapes with high precision and accuracy. The die casting process involves the injection of molten metal into a die or mould, which is then cooled and solidified to form the desired shape.

Why Choose Die Casting Services at Dean Group?

The die casting process offers many advantages over traditional manufacturing methods such as cost savings, improved accuracy, and faster production times. The main advantages of the process include:

Fast Production

Our die casting process allows us to manufacture parts at speed with shorter lead times, ideal for high volume orders.

Intricate Castings

We have the capability to produce intricate castings with complex geometries and tight tolerances. Our experienced team can help you design and develop your product from concept to completion.

Dimensionally Accurate

Even when manufactured at speed, the die casting production process maintains reliability with parts remaining within their tolerances, with high-quality finishes.

Reliable Quality

We use the latest technology and processes to ensure that all our castings are of the highest quality, meeting all industry standards and regulations. Dean Group is a member of the Cast Metals Federation and BSI ISO 9001:2015 accredited, so you know you can trust us to guide you through your project and provide you with an excellent final result.

Multiple Finishes

We also offer a range of post-casting services such as machining, finishing, assembly, and testing.

These qualities make die casting an ideal choice for producing components for a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics.

Which Metals Can Be Used in the Die Casting Process?

Both zinc alloys and aluminium are common metals used in die casting. Zinc is a ductile metal, producing casts with high impact strength and ductility. Aluminium die casting, on the other hand, produces parts with very lightweight, corrosion-resistant and good electromagnetic properties. Zinc has a low melting point, making it easy to cast parts in multiple sizes and shapes. Castings made of zinc can be re-melted and recycled easily. Zinc alloys are also often used as die casting alloys for consumer electronics.

On the other hand, aluminium pressure die casting produces parts with very lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and good electromagnetic properties. This makes die casted aluminium very suitable for parts used in several industries. Alloying these metals with other metal elements increases the strength and hardness of the overall material. Such alloys include, but are not limited to:

  • Nickel (high resistance)
  • Copper (increases the melting point)
  • Molybdenum (increases resistance to corrosion)

Which Die Casting Processes Are Available at Dean Group?

Dean Group provide pressure die casting services with aluminium alloys in collaboration with our manufacturing partners in Asia. As the name suggests is a process where, under high pressure, molten metal is injected into a die. The process is often automated and is a cost-effective option when components with high tolerances and thin walls are needed. Products can be mass manufactured with reliability and accuracy.

How to Choose the Best Process for Your Application?

To get the right finished product, it is crucial that you make the right casting process for your specifications. To find out which process is most suited to your project, get in touch with our experienced team.