Trimming Operations In the Die Casting Process

During the die cast process, the pressurized molten metal will  “flash out" around the edges of the part. This excess metal called “flash”, is typically extremely thin.  The flash is sharp and needs to be removed after the cast has cooled to obtain a finished product.  In addition to flash, support elements like runners, gates, overflows, vents, etc...  These items are required to cast the part, but need to be eliminated once the casting has cooled.  Trimming shears off the undesired features, which are typically recycled.  After the parts are ejected from the die cast machine and sufficiently cooled, the gates and overflows need to be trimmed manually or by the use of a trim die.

Die casting trim tools called a trim die can be used to sheer the excess metal that results from the die cast process.   The trim press uses several tons of pressure to hydraulically  or pneumatically force two halves of the trim die together, shearing off unwanted metal.  The trim die is installed into a trim press and enables the automation of trimming process synchronized with extraction.  Die casting trim dies streamlines production and speeds up the production process.

Die Cast Machinery, LLC has a huge inventory of pre-owned hydraulic trim presses used in the die casting industry. We offer horizontal and vertical  trim presses, Gap Frame presses and C-Frame presses. We often have a full range of hydraulic trim presses in stock.  Major manufacturers include:  Parker Hannifin, Modern Hydraulics, Sterling Detroit, XLO Robopres, Die Cast Press,  BDiLauro, All Die Cast,  Reis, E.A. Doyle Manufacturing, Quantum, Dennison, Kard and Wills Brothers.  We generally stock presses from 8 to 100 ton capacities.  Many presses are offer features including hydraulic ejection circuits, dual palm button control, air safety ratchet devices, light curtains and t-slotted plates.  Let us assist you with your hydraulic trim press needs.

When you need add or replace die cast equipment, consult with the knowledgeable experts at Die Cast Machinery LLC.  Considering the expense of upgrading your existing automation,  it is often more cost effective  to buy quality pre-owned automation from Die Cast Machinery LLC.  Our prices are almost always less expensive than purchasing at auction or at EBay.   Purchasing used automation has many benefits. Two of the most important advantages are fast delivery and reduced costs.  Die Cast Machinery, LLC is experienced in the sale of used die casting automation world wide.  We can furnish you with fully reconditioned automation customized with state of the art controls.  We can reduce the cost of your investment by allowing you to trade-in your current die cast machine.

Die Cast Machinery, LLC stocks pre-owned all brands of hydraulic trim presses used in the die casting industries.  If you are looking for vertical or horizontal trim presses, Gap or C Frame presses, check out our huge inventory.  We usually carry a wide variety of hydraulic trim presses for die casting and foundry applications. Major manufacturers include: Modern Hydraulics, Robopresse, Corsteel, Metal Mechanics,  Kard, XLO B&T, Greenlee Rapid Press, Sterling Detroit, KR Wilson,  Birch, DiLauro, All Die Cast, Quantum, Parker Hannifin, Dennison, , Die Cast Press, Reis, Wills Brothers,  Southern Engineering and  E.A. Doyle Manufacturing.  Our trim presses range in size from 8 to 100 ton.  Many trim presses feature programmable controls, hydraulic light curtains, ejection circuits, air safety ratchet devices,  t-slotted plates, and palm control button. Trim presses have a range of six to sixty inch daylight with pressing strokes from four to sixty inches.  We stock your next trim press!

We can also assist you if your current die cast machines need repair or parts.  We may be able to supply you with parts from a machine with have in our inventory.   Die Cast Machinery LLC has tremendous resources and may be abe to supply you with owners manuals, hydraulic or mechanical drawings, schematics or other machine documents.  Call us for your die casting needs now