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Zinc Die Casting, as a process is constantly evolving with the introduction of new processes and techniques. This page will allow you to follow the very latest developments within MDL. Learn about the benefits of zinc die casting with us, and follow our process as we look forward with our vision to remain the UK’s market-leading manufacturer of hand-finished die cast components. 

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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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