#Die Cast Guides
The Benefits Of Using Die Casting In Your Product Design
Die casting is often used to make components for the automotive industry or decorative hardware and many other small components. In fact, die-cast parts can be found in many things; you are probably just unaware that they are made from die-cast metal. Locks and gears are common finished products. Other examples are hooks, toys, door handles, pumps, power tool housing, golf clubs and general engineering...
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Selecting The Correct Casting Material
Primary materials that are widely used in die casting include zinc, aluminium and magnesium. It is important when deciding on which material to use, to carefully consider the application along with the required strength and surface finish of the component. Zinc The best choice for thin walled castings and for manufacturing to tight tolerancesRecognised as offering the greatest mouldabilityA heavy material that can give additional...
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SUBCON 2019 – Join Us On Stand A49
FIND OUT MORE Following the success of our attendance in 2018 - MDL will be at this years Subcon show at the NEC in Birmingham from Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th June on stand A49. Subcon is the UK's leading event for subcontract manufacturing professionals looking to source suppliers, and secure the right partners to help remain competitive in every sector. Over the course of...
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Increasing Perceived Product Quality
Small changes in component design, manufacturing and finishing can significantly impact upon the perceived quality of an OEM product or appliance. The surprising thing here too is that unit costs need not necessarily increase if materials and other efficiencies are explored. Component Weight Perceived quality can increase with component weight. Handles, levers, rails, knobs and other parts that are touched or activated by an end...
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McDonald Die Casting Ltd 2018 Award Winners
Dr Pam Murrell from the Cast Metals Federation visited this morning to present McDonald Diecasting's Mark Fisher with the 'Company Achievement' accolade that we scooped in the Federation's Awards at the end of last year. Visit mcdonald-diecasting.co.uk for more information on how we can help manufacturers give their finished products THE FINISHING TOUCH with aesthetically stunning components.
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Choosing The Right Die Cast Supplier
Where should I source diecastings from? Many diecastings used in the UK are sourced from the EU or Asia. The EU has traditionally offered fast access to high quality castings, slightly higher unit costs and better service. Whilst the common perception has been that Asia offers lower unit costs, this is no longer the case. The commodity price of zinc alloy has risen globally in...
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MDL – Cast Metals Federation Annual Award Winner 2018
We had a fantastic time last night at the Cast Metals Federation annual awards. Over the last 12 months, MD Mark Fisher has developed a new vision for the business. The hard work everyone at McDonald Diecasting has put in was recognised with the Company Achievement Award. A big well done to everyone involved.
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#Projects
Die Cast Finishing For Household
Watch our latest video on the production of aesthetically stunning diecastings for the home and bathroom sector.
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Die Cast Medical Devices
Watch our latest video on the our aesthetically stunning diecastings for the medical sector.
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