Aluminum Die Castings

die casting machinesHigh-pressure die-casting is a metal casting process offered by Connor Corporation that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a tool cavity. The tool cavity is created using two hardened tool steel dies, which have been machined into shape. Most automotive castings are made from non-ferrous metals, specifically zinc and aluminum alloys.

Understanding the Benefits

Depending on the type of metal being cast, a hot-chamber conventional or hot-chamber multi-slide (4 slides) machine is used for zinc die-castings, and a cold-chamber conventional machine is used for aluminum. A primary advantage of this casting process is the ability to produce intricate zinc and aluminum die-castings at a high volume. Many times, net shape parts can be produced, resulting in a finished part with little-or-no secondary processes. The tools, built from tool steel, are reusable so die casting can produce economical part prices for higher volume programs. Average volumes start at 25,000/year and go higher from there. Machining parts and forging have their advantages, but the costs are often higher with these processes.

Secondary Operations

We offer various machining, plating, and finishing operations in-house to provide a finished part.

Our Machines

  • 2×2 multi-slide die casting machines
  • 4×4 multi-slide die casting machines
  • 60-ton die casting machines
  • 120-ton die casting machines
  • 300-ton die casting machines
  • 800-ton die casting machines
  • 1,200-ton die casting machine
  • 2,000-ton die casting machine

Our Alloys

  • Aluminum 380/ADC10
  • Aluminum 383/ADC12
  • Zamak 2
  • Zamak 3
  • Zamak 5
  • Zamak 7
  • ZA-8
  • Beric
  • Ezac

Additional information on these alloys and standard tolerances can be found here.

Contact us today to discuss your high-pressure die casting application. We proudly serve clients from across North America.