These are just some of the reasons why leaks can occur, but whatever they may be, we of course want to know about them as soon as possible! One of the key value-added propositions we are able to offer our customers here at CastAlum is that we can die cast and machine parts in the same building. This allows us to implement a ‘fast-track’ system whereby we can send parts straight from our die casting cell, through any secondary processes, such as shotblasting, through to the machine shop for machining and subsequent quality control. This means that within a matter of hours we can have cast a part, machined it, and then subjected it to pressure testing, gauging, and checked it dimensionally on our dedicated coordinate measuring machine (CMM)!
Pressure testing is a critical step in the casting and machining of automotive products. Many countries have specific regulations in place regarding the safety of these components. By subjecting our parts to stringent quality checks, including pressure testing, we can give our customers peace of mind that the products they are receiving meet the necessary standards.