Die Casting Dimensional Capability 101 Part 1

Design engineers like tight tolerances and it’s hard to blame them.  Products are easier to assemble and more reliable with precise components. ..

By | October 30th, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

How many cavities should I build into my die cast tool?

One of the most critical decisions you will make when launching a new project is choosing the cavitation of your die cast tooling.  The number of..

By | September 6th, 2019 | Categories: die casting, cavitation Uncategorized | 0 Comments

How to Prototype a Die Cast Part


20 Years & Counting: A Look at Pierce Griffin's Career at General Die Casters

Last week, we had the honor of celebrating Pierce Griffin’s 20 years of employment at General Die Casters. In his 2 decades with General Die..

By | August 6th, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

How Aluminum Die Casting Makes Products More Environmentally Sustainable

The global demand for environmentally sustainable manufacturing practices is growing rapidly. However, the plastic waste problem is outpacing this..

By | August 5th, 2019 | Categories: die casting, sustainability Uncategorized | 0 Comments

'Hot Metal Soul' Drives Manufacturing Success at General Die Casters

I’ve always felt a special attachment to die casting that I could never quite articulate.  A few months ago, I experienced a rush of excitement as..

By | July 24th, 2019 | Categories: employment Uncategorized | 0 Comments

4 Steps to Solve and Prevent Manufacturing Problems

At General Die Casters, we have earned most of our customers by solving problems.  Whether it be extraordinarily tight dimensional requirements,..

Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership in a Nutshell

I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Elad Granot, the Dean of Ashland University’s MBA program speak on Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership.

How to Measure and Control Metal Quality

In part 1 of our blog, we discussed the 3 most prevalent impurities in aluminum that can affect the quality of your castings.  In part 2, learn..

By | June 18th, 2019 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

How clean are your castings?

If you have experienced impurities in your die castings you understand that it can be a costly defect.  Hidden impurities can damage or destroy..