Die casting is a process that allows us to produce a large quantity of complex, intricate metal parts through the use of dies – a reusable mould created to the specific design of your component. By creating this specific die for the production of your part, a low melting point metal – such as aluminium – is poured or injected into the die and cast to create even the most complicated design, the finished product being a high quality part that suits your exact specifications.
At Dean Group, we specialise in providing high quality castings that suit your exact specifications. Using the finest quality materials, we have been awarded the BSI ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. As well as this, we also have an excellent reputation for customer service, working closely with our clients through every step of the process – from design to completion.
At Dean Group, we offer two different methods of die casting; pressure die casting and gravity die casting. We can help you to decide which is better for your requirements following a discussion over your specifications.
There are a number of differences between these two types of casting, including:
- Pressure die casting is an automated process, with the metal being injected at high force into the die, whereas the gravity process requires the molten metal to be poured into the mould without pressure
- The gravity process produces good quality components in low to medium volume
- Both pressure and die casting are only suitable for low melting alloys such as Aluminium and Zinc
The factors that you need to take into consideration when making the decision between these two processes include batch and annual quantities, complexity and surface finish as well as the type of material you would like to use and the lead time you require. In order to get the right finished product, it is important that you make the right selection for your specifications. To find out which process is most suited to your project, get in touch with our team.
Dean Group are a family owned foundry who have offered superior die casting to our valued clients for over 40 years. As a member of the Cast Metals Federation, you know you can trust us to guide you through your project and provide you with an excellent final result. Contact our expert team today by calling 0161 775 1633.