Aluminium Die Casting

Malabou specialise in the supply high pressure aluminium die castings. We have 11 machines range from 180 to 660 tonnes locking force, and produce casing ranging from about 100 grammes to approx. 4.5Kg.

Materials

We focus on aluminium alloys which include;

  • ADC-12
  • LM-2
  • LM-6
  • LM-24
  • LM-30
  • AlSi9Cu3,
  • AlSi12

We use certified ingot and OES capability (Optical emission spectrometer) to analyse the chemical composition of every melt in production.

Tooling Design And manufacture

A complete in-house tool room ensures that production dies are designed, built and maintained for optimum performance and long life.

Tool Room Capability includes

  • 3D CAD/CAM systems
  • Casting flow Simulation
  • CNC Electrical Discharge Machining
  • CNC Machining
  • Conventional machining

Latest Articles & News

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Wear Resistant Castings

Wear is a complex field and there are numerous types of wear. Different types (and combinations) of wear mechanisms requires different approaches to the material selection and design.

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Part I. The Metallurgy of: “Alloy Selection for Elevated Temperature Application”

Introduction This is a complex subject in part due to the time dependant mechanical behaviour of metals under load at elevated temperature. At room temperature, we understand that a part is failing once it is past it’s yield point – plastic deformation is occurring. The part is completely destroyed once…

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Part II. The Metallurgy of: “Alloy Selection for Elevated Temperature Application”

Malabou cast special alloys that allow for castings to be used at elevated temperature’s, in some cases in excess of 1000°C. These heat resistant casting alloys consist of predominantly of combinations of nickel, chromium and iron together with small percentages of other elements. Castings made of these high temperature alloys…

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The Metallurgy of: “Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?”

Of course many of you will know the answer, some of you won’t & some of you will be surprised by the answer. Malabou specialises in making castings in stainless, alloy, mild, and tool steels and we are often asked this question. Background Metallurgy. At room temperature, Mild Steel is…

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