Brass and Aluminum High-Pressure Die Castings and Value-Added Services

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Aluminum Die Cast Tooling Transfer Improves Quality, Minimizes Downtime

Aluminum Die Cast Tooling Transfer

Problem: A manufacturer was having quality and delivery problems from a supplier of die cast housings and covers made from A380 aluminum. The products included a family of castings designed to house shaft speed reducers for motorized equipment. Rising supplier costs, in addition to ongoing product shortcomings, prompted the manufacturer to consult Rheocast.

Solution: Rheocast quoted the full family of 9 castings and coordinated with the customer for a pricing plan that worked for both parties. There were six individual die cast molds. Working with the customer, Rheocast developed an implementation plan to move one tool at a time in-house, successfully preventing undesirable downtime and costs to the customer’s operation. Other results included:

Aluminum Die Cast Tooling Transfer
  • Rheocast’s die casting machines provide larger lockup tonnage than those previously used, resulting in fewer casting defects and higher quality parts.
  • Rheocast grit-blasted the parts in-house, producing a clean, uniform finish which the customer was not previously receiving.
  • We maintain stock inventory for this customer for fast, as-needed delivery.
  • Our local facility allows prompt, in-person customer service to resolve issues if needed.

Conclusion: Rheocast delivered quality product on time at an agreeable price for this customer.