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Drumheller Industries Die Casting Tooling

Drumheller Industries
10967 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley, California 91352

Kinetic Die Casting Company bought Die Casting Tooling at the Drumheller Industries auction on Tuesday September 12, 2012. Much of the zinc die casting tooling were unit die holders to fit small die casting tooling inserts.

Drumheller Industries, located at 10967 Tuxford Street in Sun Valley CA. 91352, made zinc die casting parts for several years. Drumheller Industries sold die cast unit die inserts to their customers as die casting molds but not the die casting holders.

These Drumheller customers will need to use the holders that we purchased to save them money on set up fees on their next production run of zinc die casting parts. The Drumheller inserts and many of their zinc die casting tools fit in our new unit die mold bases. In some cases, these die casting tools can be modified to fit other inserts.

Sadly, the Drumheller customers were given a only few days notice to pick of their die casting molds or insert tools before they closed their doors permanently before the auction. We here at Kinetic Die Casting Company are sad that another manufacturer with a long history in California closed their doors. It is hard to believe that so many manufacturers in California are facing problems that are forcing them to close their doors.

Kinetic Die Casting Company is glad to offer assistance to the manufacturing customers that were doing business at Drumheller Industries. In many cases we can save these manufacturing companies money by using the same mold bases and trim dies that were sold at the Drumheller auction.

Call 800-524-8083 for an appointment to come and see our operation:

Kinetic Die Casting Company
6918 Beck Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91605

Kinetic Die Casting Company 800-524-8083

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Comparison of Die Casting Tooling Types

Die Casting Tooling Types – Kinetic Die Casting Company produces die casting tooling for may types of die casting products.

  • Die Casting Inserts
  • Die Casting Mold Bases
  • Unit Die – Die Casting Tooling
  • Complete Die Casting Tooling
  • Die Casting Trim Die Tooling

Die Casting Inserts –
Typically the least expensive tool to buy to get die casting parts. The cost of an insert starts at about $6000 and could range upward to over $20,000. The inserts can weigh as little as 30 – 40 pounds or more than 100 pounds. And typically the die casting inserts are only 4″-6″ larger than the part that needs to be produced.

Die Casting Inserts need to be mounted into a Die Casting Mold Base. If the die casting part needs a slide or slides. The mold base could be more costly.

Die Casting Mold Bases –
The Die Casting Insert Tool is mounted into a mold base to make die casting parts. The mold base is very large (usually over 15 inches), heavy (usually over 1500 pounds) and expensive (usually over $4,000). The mold base is necessary to control the temperature and pressures in die casting. The mold base has a hole to allow the metal to be injected into the tool. The mold base has special clamping slots so it can be mounted into the die casting machine.

Unit Die – Die Casting Tools –
A special die casting tool that is used to reduce the cost from a complete die casting tool and more efficient than die casting insets is the unit die tool, sometimes called a DME unit die. The unit die tool is easier and faster to change out in a die casting machine. Sometimes as little as half an hour verses sometimes four hours as a complete tool, or six hours as a die casting insert. It requires that the die casting company have a master DME unit holder mounted in a die casting machine. The unit dies are universal in the die casting industry and can be moved from one die casting company to another easier, similar to complete tooling, than die casting inserts. Unit dies are produced in three sizes, depending on the size of the part to be produced. 10×12 (pronounced ten by twelve), 12×15 (pronounced twelve by 15), and 15×18 (pronounced fifteen by eighteen)

Complete Die Casting Tooling –
The best quality tool. The most expensive tool. The tool that is the easiest to move from one die casting company to another. This tool is the complete package, cavity inserts and mold base. It mounts directly into the die casting machine. It controls the temperature and pressure much better than it’s counterparts.

Die Casting Trim Dies –
A die casting trim die cuts the excess material around the die casting part (flash). The die casting trim die mounts in a hydraulic press and saves time and produces a better part than sanding parts.

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Whether, you need die casting parts produced in aluminum or in zinc, contact Kinetic Die Casting Company to purchase your parts or die casting tooling.

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Die Cast Tooling Mold Bases

Kinetic Die Casting owns several Die Casting Tooling Mold Bases that we use to produce aluminum die casting parts. These die cast mold bases are convenient for use for customers who own die casting tooling inserts but not a die cast mold base to use in a die casting machine. Some of the moldbases we own are as small as 12″ by 12″ and are as large as 36″ by 36″. Kinetic Die Casting also owns DME unit dies and MUD bases. DME unit dies are available in many sizes. Kinetic Die Casting primarily uses two DME Unit Die sizes:

  • 10″ x 12″ DME Unit Die
  • 12″ x 15″ DME Unit Die
  • Kinetic Die Casting will mount “customer owned” die cast tooling inserts into our mold bases so we can produce aluminum die casting parts. We can mount inserts ranging in sizes from 3″ to 20″ and all sizes in between. If a customer contacts us and they own die casting tooling inserts only, we can make parts for them. We have also made die cast tooling inserts for customers that will fit our mold bases. The tooling inserts are many types, like:

  • Guitar Amplifier Housings
  • Chocolate Fountain Heaters
  • Golfing Products
  • Aluminum Boxes
  • Aluminum Heatsinks
  • Aluminum Hardware
  • Military Parts
  • Aluminum Auto Parts
  • Aluminum Aircraft Parts
  • Die Casting Tooling is the greatest cost barrier to producing aluminum die cast Custom Metal Parts. The die cast die mold base is a very large percentage of the die cast tool cost. Kinetic Die Casting uses our die casting mold bases to save money for our customers, so they can get the die casting parts they need.

    Kinetic Die Casting has Die Casting Tooling Mold Bases

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