Complex Aluminum Casting Machining

Complex Aluminum Casting Machining

Our die cast customer came to us needing support to machine their tighter tolerance, more complex work. They had previously machined these parts in-house but were challenged to keep a workforce skilled enough to run these more complex parts. WMPI moved the existing fixtures into our tool room and inspected them. We found that some repairs and modifications were needed to once again make parts to print. We were then able to conduct a Level 3 PPAP and get world-class quality parts into production.

WMPI has continued to run these parts for several years without any major quality issues. We have consistently achieved 98% on-time delivery for this customer with no non-conforming part returns. These parts involve milling, drilling, port tools, tapping and part washing. Parts are also inspected and separated for porosity issues.

To learn more about this project, including tolerances and inspection processes, please contact us today or see the table below.

Project Details

Product Description Aluminum pump housing casting
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary: 4-axis CNC machining
Secondary: Part washing
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Vertical CNC with 4thaxis fixture
Heated parts washer
Overall Part Dimensions 4.0 x 10.0 x 12.0”
Tightest Tolerances .0005”
Material Used Aluminum
Max Material Finish 125
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Estimated Part Weight 3lb
Industry for Use Off-Highway Equipment
Volume 3,000
Delivery Location USA