Miniature Die Castings

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Die casting is a type of metal casting, characterized by its process of forcing molten metal into a mold cavity under high pressure. This mold cavity is made using two hardened tool steel dies that have been machined into shape, working much like an injection mold. Read More…

Miniature Die Castings Die casting is a type of metal casting, characterized by its process of forcing molten metal into a mold cavity under high pressure. This mold cavity is made using two hardened tool steel dies that have been machined into shape, working much like an injection mold.

Leading Manufacturers

Hercules, CA  |  510-741-3170

Precision die castings plus a multitude of related services, including engineering, designing, machining, finishing and assembly, occur at A and B Die Casting. Specializing in low to medium volume solutions, we also offer competitive prices.

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A&B Die Casting $$$

Somerset, NJ  |  732-246-0070

Carteret Die Casting has grown from a two man and two machine operation in a tiny 1000 square foot space, to a company that has over 20 state-of-the-art equipment.

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Carteret Die Casting Corporation $$$

Lewis Center, OH  |  740-201-8112

Here at MES, Inc. we are a full-service global manufacturing and supply chain. We offer a number of different types of die castings including aluminum die casting, zinc die casting, investment die casting and much more.

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MES, Inc. $$$

Los Gatos, CA  |  408-205-1319

Compass and Anvil Sales and Engineering is a manufacturer of metal and plastic parts for many industrial sectors. We have over 15 years of forging experience and offer state of the art design and prototyping services. As specialists in sourcing parts, we are also experts in manufacturing. Our primary products are forgings, castings, stamping and machined parts in a range of sizes and materials.

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Compass & Anvil Sales & Engineering, Inc $$$

Mira Loma, CA  |  951-681-3900

Precision Die Casting since 1950. Aluminum die casting and zinc die casting for aerospace, electronic, commercial industries. Turnkey operations from design or your blue print to assembly.

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Aluminum Die Casting Company, Inc. $$$

Terre Haute, IN  |  800-467-6252

Modern Aluminum Castings offers customers full-service die castings and related capabilities from design to delivery. We work with a large variety of metal options, making us your one-stop source.

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Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc. $$$

Bensenville, IL  |  630-595-4424

Chicago White Metal Casting has been a manufacturer of high quality aluminum, magnesium, and zinc die castings since 1937. CWM provides quality die casting solutions with different products and services through creating success by enriching the lives of others, including Chicago White Metal associates and their families, customers, suppliers, and those who live and work in surrounding areas. ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. Excellence is Expected.

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Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc. $$$
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Most die castings are formed from non-ferrous metals, such as zinc, copper, aluminum, magnesium, lead, pewter and tin-based alloys. Miniature die castings are made under a similar casting process. Miniature die casting, however, employs machines and dies specifically designed for the production of small parts.

This casting process presents quite a few advantages. Miniature die castings are capable of holding very tight tolerances as-cast, up to approximately +/- .001", with walls as thin as .020" and parts as heavy as .75 pounds. Miniature die casting allows for complex net shape, flash-free parts with all kinds of unique features and specified tolerances. It also requires no post-casting machining and eliminates the necessity for gate removal through automated degating or part-on-part deburring.

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Additionally, tooling costs are much lower than conventional die cast tooling costs. This is because this type of die casting does not require a trim tool, and the tools it does require are much smaller. With possible cycle numbers averaging up to 1MM, miniature die castings also offer the advantage of long life. Fast cycle times contribute to the low cost of miniature die cast parts. In comparison to conventional die castings, miniature die castings cost pennies on the dollar.

Miniature die castings can be used in a variety of industries, such as medical, dental, electronics, transportation, recreation, alternative energy and general industry. Possible applications for these castings are nearly endless. Just a few examples include: tank adaptors, lock components, valve assemblies and electronic components such as jam nuts. Manufacturers generally offer many standard and custom options for specification and application requirements. These options may relate to casting size, section thickness, variation in section thickness, draft angle, ejector pin marks and threads, gears and gear teeth. Parting line selection is a decision made by the caster, who will consider factors including ejection, configuration coring, finish speculations, gating, type of die and flash removal. Partnering with the right team will ensure miniature die castings that will serve you for years to come.

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