1. What is die casting?
Die casting is a versatile manufacturing process in which a die casting machine using considerable pressure injects molten metal into a steel mold or die to form products.
2. What capabilities can HDSB provide?
We manufacture aluminum die castings supported by value engineering, tooling design and construction, ISO TS16949 quality management systems, CNC machining services, and assembly services.
3. Who are HDSB customers?
HDSB supplies high pressure die castings to OEM (original equipment manufacturer) customers serving a wide variety of industrial, commercial, transportation, agricultural and construction industries.
4. Does HDSB provide custom work?
All our die casting products are custom made to the specifications of our customers.
5. What quality certifications does HDSB hold?
HDSB is proud to be an ISO TS16949 registered company.
6. What type of materials does HDSB work with?
We routinely process common Aluminum die casting alloy. You can print detailed alloy specifications right from our website.
7. What information is needed for an effective RFQ?
To develop an accurate quotation for your part we need the following information:
  1. A sample part, or a drawing of your part or a 3D model of your part,
  2. The weight of your part,
  3. Which alloy you plan to use,
  4. Your EAU (estimated annual usage), and,
  5. A description of your secondary processing requirements such as machining or finishing.
8. What type of tolerances can be met?
The standard tolerance for aluminum die casting is ±0.127 mm higher levels of tolerance are possible for areas of critical requirements and these can be achieved by special arrangements and planning in the mold design stage.
9. What are the thinnest walls that can be requested for a die cast component?
The minimum wall thickness for Aluminum it is 2.0 mm.
10. What secondary processing operations are available?
Approximately 80% of our castings receive secondary operations ranging from simple cleaning to complex machining and coating finishes. In-House we conduct vibratory de-burring and grit-blast finishing. A broad selection of secondary processing operations is available through our network of approved subcontract suppliers.
11. Does HDSB make prototypes?
HDSB has the capability to help you finalize your product design using actual die cast parts by constructing single-cavity prototype tools for very attractive prices. We do not, however, offer rapid prototyping processes to make single, test-pieces.
12. What type of quality assurance does HDSB provide?
Our quality management systems are registered to the ISO TS16949 standards and we maintain a fully equipped quality lab including CMM (coordinate measuring machine), full compliment of variable data instruments and hard gauge.
13. What type of inventory management does HDSB provide?
Because each of our customers have a preferred method for managing inventory we are capable of delivering many options such as JIT (just in time), KANBAN, Carry-In-Stock and custom plans. We are prepared to tailor an inventory plan to maximize your preferred management strategy.