The versatility of the zinc die casting process, allows us to manufacture high volume non-ferrous metal parts and components quickly and precisely. The manufacturing process that we employ during casting involves creating parts by injecting molten metal into a die at high pressure and high velocity. If this is correctly factored in during the design stage, it can allow for complex parts to be made economically and effectively.
At MDL we pride ourselves on customer support and will work with you during the design stage to make sure products are prepared for the die casting process in order to optimise production and component quality.
We will help you consider:
• The implications of thin-wall enclosures that can be difficult and will often require consideration for ribs and bosses to add strength to the product.
• How enclosures with connectors and buttons on the sides involve using sliding cores on the die to cast those features onto the parts.
• How the draft angle is required for the easy of ejecting the part after the die casting process.
We can also help you understand manufacturing cost implications by working with you to produce designs that support cost-effective production.
The quality of our high-pressure die casting is also underpinned by state-of-the-art design and development technologies, access to market-leading finishing processes and a customer-driven ethos that you’d expect from a family business with over 80 years experience.
MDL is focused on ensuring the accuracy of component design, tool design, and manufacture.
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.
We will work with you to identify best practices to follow to minimise expensive secondary operations. Often this is where the majority of the manufacturing cost is expended.
Our end to end service is designed to make sure the correct improvements are identified. Machining, coating, reducing mass and more to make sure your product is as complete as possible on the first cast.
We can help you decide on the best secondary processing and assembly methods. Bespoke assembly can also be undertaken to integrate die castings with other components.
MDL has the expertise and manufacturing technology to engineer die cast components to the tightest of tolerances.