If you need the ability to consistently make high-quality, precisely-made, high-performance components with excellent material strength and consistency throughout, the die casting is the perfect solution for you. At Lupton & Place, we have over 100 years of experience in the die casting business, so let us walk you through the pros and cons of pressure diecasting, and the process required to make use of this incredible manufacturing technique.

Injection

Instead of simply pouring the metal into special metal dies and letting gravity do the work, pressure die casting uses advanced machinery to inject the molten metal at high pressure into their casting mould. This process is more technologically-intensive than gravity casting, but it also benefits from one thing gravity casting can’t: automation.

Cost

Pressure Die Casting’s automation is both a blessing and a curse. The reliance on computers to control the automation and casting process means that they are relatively inflexible when it comes to altering designs or casting esoteric components – but when pressure die casting is used to cast static, computer-aided designs, the automation process really comes into its own.

Able to cast enormous numbers of precision-engineered components in a very short space of time and for comparatively low costs, pressure die casting is absolutely ideal for mass production.

Accuracy

Pressure die casting is an extremely precise, accurate way to cast specific components. In pressure die casting, the high-pressure injections and automated process ensure minimal spillage and perfect volume control. Components cast this way boast extremely uniform dimensions and accuracy to the design.

Time

As stated above, pressure die casting allows very rapid production of uniform components. This casting process is significantly slowed down, however, if different components have to be programmed in as the production rolls on – so it is best used for speedy mass-production. If you need to improve production times or you have deadlines looming, then let Lupton & Place’s pressure die casting solutions help you!

Material Strength

The metal cast in pressure die casting is very homogenous and high-quality, making for a strong, reliable component. The material strength of the metal is preserved, and pressure die casting allows you to avoid having to compromise on strength even when casting very specific component shapes.

Programmable Designs

With the aid of computer design software, a huge variety of designs can be cast with pressure die casting. The high-pressure injection of the metal makes sure that the designs come out exactly as intended, every time, and Lupton & Place’s expert machining capabilities mean that no design is out of their ability to produce.

Rapid Cooling

The designs available to cast using pressure die casting will cool comparatively quickly thanks to the thermal conductivity of the hardened steel dies. This helps keep the production line moving along and doesn’t force a long stop after every cast!

To find out more about pressure die casting, or to talk about entering production for cast metals, get in touch with the experts at Lupton & Place by calling 01282 422 361 or visiting their website today!