After conducting our extensive DFM, DFA and FEA assessment and analysis of casting designs ironing out any potential issues which may impact on producing quality aluminium and zinc pressure die castings and ensuring optimal tool condition throughout the life of a die casting tool, Midland Pressure Diecasting will then commence the multiple stage process of manufacturing new die casting tools.
MPD manufacture and supply die casting tools, press or clip tools as well as CNC machining fixtures utilising in-house multi-axis vertical machining centres and CNC lathes.
Our tooling project and process managers ensure swift stage by stage processing of tooling including the supply of quality tool steel (H-grade tool steel, typically H13 grade for pressure die casting tools). The typical processes we conduct:
CNC machining and turning,
Electrical Discharge Machining (spark eroding/die sinking, wire eroding),
Impression polishing and benching, spotting and assembly,
Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and laser scanning verification on trial sample castings.
We have multiple tool-making machines in-house including:
12 x Vertical Machining Centres,
4 x CNC Lathes,
3 x Spark Eroders,
3 x Wire Eroders.
Our manufacturing is a 24/7 operation therefore we can provide shorter lead times for tool manufacture, trials and approval and have no material machining restrictions as we are able to machine all grades of steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Our new tooling quality benchmark is set above 90% at T0 stage trials with a quick turnaround cycle for modifications and following trials if necessary.
Utilising our in-house tool room we provide a rapid response to tool modifications to aid in smooth transfer of existing tools and repairs to ensure minimal tool downtime and providing a maintenance service to tooling with minimal impact to the customer.