Here at A.M.E we offer a host of secondary operations

Which means you need to look no further for your fully finished component. The machining characteristics of zinc and zinc alloys are excellent, which means a wide range of machining processes can generally be used.

Die Casting Auxiliary Operations
Pressure Die Casting Auxiliary Operations
Alloy Die Casting Auxiliary Operations

We offer the following:

Hand De - Gate

Components are produced on a sprue and can either be removed of the sprue manually by a hand de gate operation which means we will remove the component of the sprue manually. The other operation that can be used to remove the component of the sprue is a press trimming operation.

Press Trimming

Hare presses are designed to remove the component and any excess material quickly and accurately from the sprue, reducing the need for costly labour associated with manual trimming.

We have a collection of hydraulic Hare Presses here at A.M.E. Contact us to find out more regarding our capacity.


If you need holes drilled into your casting A.M.E PDC have an array of pedestal drills to cater to your jigged drilling needs. Need more than one-hole drilling? No problem! We have the capacity to have several drilling jigs set up at any one time.

Tapping/Threading holes

If your component requires internal threaded holes it will not be an issue for A.M.E PDC as Zinc Alloys can be easily threaded. Whether it be cut tapped or roll tapped it will be checked with a fully calibrated screw gauge to ensure it is fully formed.

We have a fully automated tapping cell which can tap (thread) up to 6 Holes at a time. Ranging from M2 – M24 as standard.


A reaming operation is designed to enlarge the size of a previously formed hole by a small amount but with a high degree of accuracy to leave smooth sides with a rotary cutting tool called a reamer.

As we are precision die casting specialists, we cast holes to the specific size for reaming to eliminate any drilling beforehand.


Linishing is an operation we use to remove excess material from the component by using a technique on a sand belt on a flatbed linisher.

We can improve the flatness of a component by removing split lines by linishing the surface.

Linishing is a process that is used in high finish work in preparation for high finishes.


A.M.E PDC will tailor a service to suit your needs.

No matter how big or how small your assembly will be, we are here to help. We currently do assembly work for the Medical Sector, Automotive and Leisure Sectors to name a few!

Contact us now to see how we can help you.

Below are a few examples of assembly work we can do for you:

  • Inserting screws
  • Inserting interference fit parts to the Zinc components
  • Insert Heli coils

Please contact us to find out how we can help with your assembly needs.


However, you need your component packaged it will not be a problem, this is tailored to suit your individual component requirements. You have an array of packaging to choose from.

  • Sacks
  • Boxes
  • Layered in foam inserts
  • Layered in boxes with carboard inserts
  • Individually wrapped
  • Individual bagged and boxed
  • Packed in bespoke packaging

The above is a small example of what packaging we can supply. Please contact us to see how we can assist you with your packaging requirements.


A.M.E PDC invested in an automated finishing system several years ago, this includes vibratory equipment which can be used with de-burring or polishing media, cleaning and drying in our centrifugal dryers.  Please see our other finishing options.

Have you got specific requirements for your project?