Hand De- Gate Services tailored to your product's exact requirements.



rapid turnaround lead time

part of multi-faceted process


Components are produced on a sprue with risers around the edge. The components can either be removed of the sprue manually by a hand de gate operation which means we will remove the component of the sprue by hand. This involves separating the component from the scrap, this includes removing the gate, runner feed and sprue.

The other operation that can be used to remove the component of the sprue is a press trimming operation.

Technical Specification

Lead Time Rapid Turn Around
Minimum QTY 500
Maximum QTY Unlimited
Minimum Gate Size 12 thousandths of an inch
Maximum Gate Size 12 thousandths of an inch

*Gate Size may vary, dependant on shape and form of the casting*

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More Information

What is a hand de- gate operation?

A hand de-gate operation is a process where a component is manually separated from the sprue, runner feeds and gates.

Is Hand De- Gate Operation cost effective?

Yes, manual hand de-gate will essentially be cheaper as you will not have to purchase a press trim tool.

Why is there a need to Hand De- Gate a part?

Pressure die casting with zinc-based alloys is one of the most efficient and versatile high-production methods used for the manufacturing of strong, accurate, complex and intricately shaped metal components. Each component which is produced using this method is attached to a sprue, runner feed and will have gates/risers. All Zinc pressure die castings will need a secondary operation. Whether it be hand de-gate or press trimmed.

Is a Hand De- Gate Operation the right application for my component?

This is dependant on the shape and form of your component. Some shapes and sizes are better suited to a press trim operation. If your component needs to be completely flash free then a press trim operation will be a better suited option.