Machining conversion to high pressure die casting.

Problem

Pegrex is a well-established company servicing various sectors including aerospace, jewellery and the defence sector, They manufacture and stock many certified components that meet MOD, NATO and ISO standards.

Neil, the Managing Director at Pegrex met John at A.M.E over 15 years ago. Over this time, Pegrex have laid down 3 new die casting tools for different castings including 2 tools for Royal Crown Derby requiring the highest standard of finish for chrome plating which includes fine intricate detailing on the concave surface.

“Our knowledge of the Zinc Pressure Die Casting processes was a little limited and this is where we found A.M.E went above and beyond our expectations.”

 

Solution

Our design team worked alongside Inner Eye Yoga to advise the right specification of metal for the Trataka stand. Andrew never had drawings for his component – just hand sketches of what he wanted his product to look like aesthetically. Over several design/engineering meetings at A.M.E we were able to produce full component drawings to ensure each different component would fit together engineering out any potential complications. For example, to make the height adjustable we used a steel telescopic aerial, as this was only 3mm it would potentially cross thread the machined zinc hole and cause irreparable damage to the assembly. To take this out of the equation we advised Inner Eye Yoga to add an inserted helicoil into the threaded to hole to avoid damage due to the dismantling and assembling of the product. Which has worked great – they haven’t had a complaint so far!

Outcome

A.M.E turned my vision, previously produced by CNC lathe, into a streamlined high-quality product. A.M.E oversaw the whole process from design to a fully finished assembled product at a competitive price.”

As a novice to the Zinc die casting process we worked with Andrew at each phase of the development explaining the different processes, the tooling design, machining process, his finishing options down to the packaging ensuring he has full knowledge and understanding of the product. Nothing is too much for A.M.E. Whether a customer has little or no knowledge of the process, having A.M.E working on your project, you will have all the information and knowledge to bring your project to life.

“A.M.E works hard to keep you as a customer and they are very worthy of your business. I’m very happy that I chose A.M.E and only wish I had more business for them”

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