Elimold

Die Casting

Die Casting Services

Elimold’s die casting services offer high-output production capacity, low cost, and flexible part design options making it an appealing casting choice for non-ferrous metal products. Our die casting facilities are equipped to handle a variety of designs, materials, and manufacturing needs across multiple industries. Continue reading to learn more.

Leading Supplier of Quality Die Castings

Elimold is a custom machine shop that produces precision aluminum and zinc castings using the high-pressure die casting process. All castings are trimmed, machined, and finished to customer specifications. Through our experienced staff, Elimold provides engineering services from design concept, prototyping, tooling, and production, to machining and metal finishing to complete assembly.
Our full-service capabilities make us your one-stop die casting supplier. We will serve as the single party for everything from initial design assistance to precision machining, metal finishing, and final assembly.
Our project managers and experts personally review and hand-quote each die casting project to ensure we meet your unique needs while providing a fast and easy manufacturing experience.

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Our Casting Machines and Capabilities

Ranging from 280 tons to 1,750 tons, our machines can mold parts to a maximum of 13 kg (about 29 lb) and 1,500 by 1,100 mm (59 inches by 43 inches). Our in-house tool shop grants us total control of the entire process and ensures only the highest-quality materials are used. Our experienced engineering staff uses advanced mold flow software to control porosity even in large, open-geometry parts.
Every part we produce has a documented process control program to ensure consistent products lot to lot. Furthermore, our ISO material control system guarantees there is no metal contamination whatsoever. A range of casting processes are available: air set, continuous, counter pressure, densification, high-pressure, hot chamber, impregnation, low-pressure, pressure cast, Shaw process, static, tilt-poured, vacuum, and vacuum impregnation.
Specific mold types used include ceramic, cope and drag, high-pressure die, low-pressure die, plaster, precision ceramic shell, shell, and solid. Available process materials include dry sand, foam, green sand, oil sand, sand, and wax.
All pieces hold tight tolerances to meet — and even exceed — strict industry standards. We can handle a range of production-volume needs, whether clients require prototypes, low- or high-volume orders, or blanket orders. Lead times are quoted on a job-to-job basis, but rush orders are available.

We Provide One-Stop Die Casting Solution

We provide complete turnkey solutions from design to delivery, using the latest technology and industry-standard materials.Our metallurgical expertise ensures we use the best-suited alloys for each project to meet the toughest requirements.

Prototyping & testing

Our team utilizes computer-aided design combined with simulation software to produce rapid prototypes as well as die casting examples, and conduct rigorous testing to validate designs.

Surface treatments & coatings

We offer a range of surface treatments such as anodizing, electroplating, and powder coating to enhance the durability as wellas the performance of components.

Non-destructive testing & inspection

Our in-house testing facility uses X-ray inspection, dye penetrant testing, and ultrasonic testing to ensure the integrity of cast components.

Supply chain management & logistics

Our supply chain team oversees material sourcing, production scheduling, and delivery logistics to provide seamless, yet efficient service to our clients.

Die Casting Technical Standards

DimensionStandards
Minimum part weight0.017 kg
Maximum part weight12 kg
Minimum part size∅ 17 mm × 4 mm
Maximum part size300 mm × 650 mm
Minimum wall thickness0.8 mm
Maximum wall thickness12.7 mm
Tolerance class for castingISO 8062 ST5
Minimum possible batch1000 pcs

Die Casting Material

Several different metal materials are available to choose from when manufacturing using die casting. The material you choose will depend on your intended use for the product. For instance, cast aluminum parts are common in aerospace or automotive applications where corrosion resistance and weight reduction are essential factors. You can learn more about the main types of die casting materials we offer in the sections below. If you have a specific material request, just let us know!

Aluminum

  • A360
  • A380
  • ADC6
  • ADC10
  • ADC12
  • ALSi12
  • ALSi9Cu3

Zinc

  • Zamak3
  • Zamak5
  • Zamak8
  • Zamak12

Magnesium

  • AM50A  
  • AM60B
  • AZ91D  
  • AZ63A

Other Casting Material

  • Titanium
  • Copper
  • Bronze
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Foundry Iron

Die Casting Surface Finishing

Choose from our various surface finish options to increase corrosion resistance and add vibrant colors to your die cast parts.

As Cast

Provides a basic, functional finish for die casting products with relatively smooth surfaces and minor tool marks, suitable for non-cosmetic applications.

Polishing

Enhances the surface smoothness and shine of metal casts, reducing surface roughness to achieve a high-gloss finish that is visually appealing.

Sand Blasting

Offers a uniform, matte finish by blasting the surface with fine particles, which also helps to remove small imperfections and prepare the surface for further treatments.

Anodizing

Increases corrosion resistance and wear properties of aluminum cast parts, while also adding the option for coloration, enhancing both durability and aesthetics.

Powder Coating

Creates a thick, uniform coating that is tougher than conventional paint. Ideal for adding vibrant colors and additional protection against corrosion and chipping.

Brushed Finish

Produces a distinctive look with a pattern of fine lines on the metal surface, which can help in hiding fingerprints and minor scratches, adding both aesthetics and practicality.

Get Your Custom Die Cast Parts

Our team’s tool design experience and use of industry-leading software and mold flow analysis tools ensure the production of high-quality die-cast parts. We support both high-volume production and low-volume production (soft tooling).
Click the button below to submit relevant part drawings, 3D files, and other information. We will ensure prompt processing and ensure you receive a quote as soon as possible.

What is Die Casting?

Die casting is an efficient process that can be used to manufacture fine, high-volume metal parts. The process uses specialized molds, known as die casting dies, designed to produce multiple parts simultaneously, ensuring efficiency and consistency. Commonly used for metals such as aluminum and zinc, die casting involves melting the metal and injecting it into these molds under high pressure.
The subsequent rapid cooling and solidification captures the intricate design and detail of the part, reducing the need for extensive secondary operations. While die casting eliminates all or most of the secondary operations required to manufacture metal parts; however, post-machining is common to meet tighter, function-critical tolerances. Die cast parts can also be post-processed to achieve any of the surface finishes that their respective CNC machined counterparts can achieve.

Types of Die Casting Methods

The two main die casting processes are hot chamber and cold chamber die casting.

Cold Chamber Die Casting

Within this die casting application process, molten metal is poured into the cold chamber or cylindrical sleeve by ladle. A hydraulically operated plunger seals the cold chamber port and forces the metal into the die cavity at high pressure. Cold chamber die casting machines are used for aluminum alloys or Zinc alloys with high melting points.

Hot Chamber Die Casting

Hot chamber die casting machines are primarily used for zinc alloys, copper, lead, and other low melting point alloys. The injection mechanism of a hot chamber machine is immersed in a molten metal bath of a metal holding furnace. The furnace is attached to the machine by a metal feeding system called the gooseneck.

Advantages of Die Casting

Die casting services provide a number of advantages. These include:

  • The capacity to design and create complex shapes with a high degree of accuracy and reliability.
  • Cost savings through the bulk production of parts and components from a single design mold.
  • Combining multiple components without the need for an assembly line.
  • Reduction of scrap or waste.
  • Faster production cycle times.
  • Die casting allows for the mass production of complex parts and components in less time and at a lower cost.
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Is die casting right for your product?

The die casting process is the fastest option available for producing exact, non-ferrous metal products. Because this method utilizes reusable molds, it offers high-speed production of parts and has the flexibility to create a wider range of shapes and sizes than other casting methods.

Die casting can be completely automated, and its reusable molds also make it an affordable option. This technique is used to manufacture commercial, consumer, and industrial products. Die casting is ideal for medium-sized parts with more complex structures.

Common products and use cases

  • Household fixtures
  • Medical Valves
  • Locks & Deadbolts
  • Connector Housing
  • Car Parts
  • Gears
  • Engine Fans
  • Bezel for Smartwatches
  • Camera Lens
  • Water housing

Industries Served

At Elimold, we offer our premier die casting services to a diverse number of industries.

  • Industrial
  • Aerospace
  • Robotics
  • Automotive
  • Radar
  • Medical
  • Networking
  • Recreational
  • Public Transportation
  • Telecommunications

Ready to get started on your Die Casting quote?

Our pressure die casting engineers are ready to work with you to make sure you get great parts fast. When you submit your 3D design files, we will consult with you to ensure design for manufacturability in order to get parts that meet and exceed your expectations. 

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