Die Casting

Die Casting is a metal casting process characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mould cavity.  All of Brukar’s die cast parts are cast using non-ferrous metals, such as zinc, copper, aluminum, and tin alloys.  The die cast process is especially suited for high volume production runes of small to medium sized components.

Dimensional consistency, superb surface finishes and dimensional consistency are among the most important factors when deciding on a casting process.  Brukar has been producing consistent, high quality die casted components for our OEM clients for the last three decades.

NADCA (North American Die Casting Association) Standards for Material, Design Criteria and Tooling for Die Casting apply.

Design Criteria

  • As cast tolerance as tight as +/-.005″, post machining available for tighter tolerance applications
  • Standard tolerance of =/-.10″ for the first inch and +/-.002″ each additional inch
  • Typical surface finish of Ra 63-125 micro-inch as cast, post machining available for higher quality finishes
  • Minimum draft = .5 degrees
  • Minimum wall thickness = .030″ (Thinner wall thickness possible with alternative processes)

Brukar Inc. manufactures prototype, low volume, and production die cast tooling.  Our experienced suppliers, skilled team of CAD/CAM engineers and tooling professionals deliver quality tooling solutions for today’s demanding manufacturing environment.