COVID-19 CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION
#Awards & Events #People
ISO 9001 Accreditation
MDL have successfully extended our ISO 9001 accreditation. ISO 9001 provides the framework for a quality management system that helps our organisation be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.
READ MORE
#Awards & Events
Thomas Dudley 100 Years Game Tokens
As part of the Thomas Dudley Ltd centenary celebrations, McDonald Diecasting Ltd has produced a set of board game tokens that represent a collection of local Black Country landmarks. It has been a fantastic opportunity to showcase the capabilities of our team and the commitment of Thomas Dudley Ltd to the local community and UK manufacturing. Can anyone identify the 7 things referenced by our...
READ MORE
#Die Cast Guides #History
A Brief History of High-Pressure Die Casting
The process of molten metals being poured into mould cavities is one of the oldest and most reliable methods of metal casting. In fact, metal casting and the use of moulds for casting has been around for a millennium, with some of the first metal mould applications being traced back to china around 2000bc. To make increasingly thin-walled casts with good surface detail required increased...
READ MORE
#Die Cast Guides
How Accurate is Zinc Die Casting and Things to Consider?
You are currently surrounded by products that are produced in diecasts. When you turn the taps on or drive your car, almost every product or part of the product you use in your daily life has a component that is manufactured with diecasting in some form. The die casting process gives you the ability to produce repeatedly detailed and highly accurate components which makes it...
READ MORE
#Die Cast Guides
Low-Pressure vs. High-Pressure Die Casting
The different capabilities and restrictions of high-pressure and low-pressure die-casting processes need to be taken into account when choosing a method of production to meet your component requirements. Low-pressure die-casting accounts for around 20% of light metal casting but, the most commonly used is high-pressure die-casting which accounts for around 50% of light metal casting. Low pressure die-casting primarily uses alloys with low melting points...
READ MORE
#People
Meet Darren Gregg – Production Manager
Meet Darren Gregg, production manager at MDL. Darren has over 32 years of experience working at MDL. He started with us as a casting shop general operative but through extremely hard work has gained various promotions to reach his current position. Darren states that demonstrating the core values at MDL has become the fundamental driving force for all our decisions. He has seen many changes...
READ MORE
#Die Cast Guides #News
New Drilling and Tapping Machine Delivering Results
We are delighted to see that the installation of our new drilling and tapping machine delivering results. It will extend our capabilities to offer multifunctional finishing and post castings operations to customers who require the finishing touch. Precision in motion Manufactured by Camtool Engineering Ltd - A specialist bespoke machine manufacturer only a stone’s throw away in Coseley, it offered the perfect solution for our requirements...
READ MORE
#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...
READ MORE
#Awards & Events #News
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...
READ MORE
#Die Cast Guides
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...
READ MORE