Die casting prototypes in aluminium and magnesium
With this process, we are offering die casting of prototypes and preseries in aluminium and magnesium with machine sizes up to 2,500 tons clamping force.
Following the casting process, we offer CNC post-machining of the cast items on our state-of-the-art machines, including measurements and documentation.
Read more about the concept below.
Die casting of prototypes - the process in brief
Formkon has more than 30 years of experience in the design and engineering of die-cast parts. That’s why we can advise our clients effectively, saving everyone time and money.
For complex parts we use advanced flow simulations. These simulations enable an optimal start – with minimized error risk and optimized lead time.
In order to save time, we work exclusively with prototype tools in soft steel grades. The die cast parts are then poured on die casting machines up to 2,500 tons clamping force.
After casting, CNC machining can take place. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and machinery, we can process very complex and demanding components.
Before shipping the items, we can measure and check them to ensure that they fully meet the customer’s requirements.
Lightning fast delivery times
The complete concept is optimized to quickly deliver the right quality. This concerns the complete procedure from offer to delivery. For us, quick reactions and close dialogue are important, so that together we optimize the lead time.
Offers for castings are sent within 2-48 hours.
The process offers series-like prototypes and is therefore well-suited for real-life tests..
Extremely fast deliveries
The first items can typically be delivered in 4 – 8 weeks.
Fast tool changes are possible.
Small series productions
Well-suited for die casting of small series of 100 – 2,000 pcs. a year.
Die casting - technical specifications
• Aluminium AlSi9Cu3(Fe) – AB-46000
• Aluminium AlSi12Cu1(Fe) – AB-47100
• Aluminium AlSi10Mg(Fe) – AB-43400
• Aluminium AlSi10MnMg – Silafont 36
• Magnesium AZ91
• Magnesium AM50
• Magnesium AM60
• Zinc Zamak 5 (ZnAl4Cu1)
Other alloys on request.
MACHINE SIZES – MAXIMUM CLAMPING FORCE
Aluminium: 2,500 tonnes
Magnesium: 2,500 tonnes
Zinc: 500 tonnes.
DIN EN ISO 8062-3
Finish as a die cast item.