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Aluminum Die Casting

Aluminum die casting machine

IQ-Enterprises (IQE) is a premium manufacturing firm, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in China. Established in 2004, IQE supplies high quality and competitively priced custom high-pressure aluminum die castings and custom zinc die castings. In addition, we also manufacture aluminum permanent mold castings and aluminum sand castings. IQE also provides secondary operations, such as machining, assembly, plating, anodizing, E-coating, painting, printing, etc. IQE serves in Consumer Electronics, Automotives, Lighting Industry (lighting fixtures), etc. Our parts are used by Emerson, Toshiba, etc.

Communication, Quality, On-Time Delivery: In the U.S., we handle your project from beginning to end. We communicate design ideas, and convert all standards via bilingual Engineers to help work through all other challenges to make sure we exceed your quality, service and financial goals. Quality, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction is the goal of our service. IQE’s quality management team in China checks the product quality at each stage in the production process to make sure the product meets the specifications before shipping. Based on request, we deliver your product to your dock or may stock your product in North America. ISO 9001-2000 certified.

Aluminum Die Casting Samples

Aluminum Die Casting Electrophoresis
Heat sink A380 
Heat Sink A380
LED light housing fixture 
LED Light Housing Fixture
Motor shell A380 
Motor Shell A380

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Main Equipment

Die casting machines Presses Machining
  • 800 Ton Cold Chamber
  • 500 Ton Cold Chamber
  • 350 Ton Cold Chamber
  • 280 Ton Cold Chamber
  • 140 Ton Cold Chamber
  • 125 Ton Cold Chamber
  • 100 Ton Cold Chamber
  • 68 Ton Hot Chamber
  • 58 Ton Hot Chamber
  • 35 Ton Hot Chamber
  • 3 ton Trim Press
  • 6 ton Trim Press
  • 8 ton Trim Press
  • 10 ton Trim Press
  • 35 ton Trim Press
  • 100 Ton Press
  • 63 Ton Press
  • 35 Ton Press
  • 16 Ton Press
  • Engine lathes
  • Numerical lathes
  • Milling machines
  • CNC machines
280T Die Casting Machine
800T Die Casting Machine

Commonly used die casting alloys

Aluminum die casting alloys Zinc-aluminum die casting alloys Zinc die casting alloys Magnesium die casting alloys
A360 A380 A383 A413 ZA-8 ZA-27 Zamak 3 Zamak 5 AZ91D AM60B AM50A AZ63

Full list of commonly used die casting alloys

Die casting technical information

Tolerance 1/32 – 1/16 per ft
Part weight range 0.01 – 22 lbs
Minimum draft 0.5-1.5 degree
Wall thickness range 0.040″ ~ 1.18″
Tooling construction All molds are constructed from Premium H-13 or 30Cr tool steel and are heat treated to 50Rc or higher. Tooling is produced in-house, or out-sourced.
Die casting die life Above 50-100K cycles for Aluminum alloys and 300K cycles for zinc alloys
Deburring belt sanding, grinding machines, brush deburring, filing, sand blast, tumbling, vibration deburring, etc.
Surface finishing Right from Die casting: 3.2-1.6 um (125-63 u in); with polish 0.8 um (32 u in); with vibration grinding 1.6 um (63 u in)
Normal lead time Tooling and sample: 2 weeks – 3 weeks. Complicated parts take longer.
Heat treatment Heat treat up to T4
Secondary operations
  • Chromating or phosphating
  • Printing
  • Painting
  • Electrophoresis (e-coating)
  • Nickel plating
  • Anodizing:
    • Type 1, chromic acid
    • Type 2, sulphuric acid
  • Welding and riveting
  • Dill, tapping, CNC machining
  • Assembly
  • Packaging

Engineering assistance

Impact simulation of a cone shaped plastic cushion

Engineering: Based on request, IQE can provide the following services for our customers:

  • CAD model development from your sample;
  • Stress analysis, which helps in knowing whether the design is adequate and optimized, and what changes are needed before the physical part is made;
  • Some Mechanical and Chemical Lab tests for your prototype part.

Industries served

  • Automotive
  • Appliances
  • Communications
  • Electric motors
  • Decoration