TEAM Detroit Lakes Capabilities

TEAM Detroit Lakes’ state-of-the-art aluminum die casting equipment and technology, combined with our experienced foundry staff and full in-house metallurgical lab, ensure consistent castings of exceptional quality.

High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting

10 die cast machines with 500-1600 ton locking force

  • (2) 500-ton Buhler®
  • (2) 750-ton Buhler®
  • (3) 1,000-ton Buhler®
  • (3) 1,600-ton Buhler®

1600 ton die casting machine

Furnaces:

  • Dynarad® Automated Dosing Furnaces
    (reduce amount of oxides & maintains consistent bath temps)                       

Additional Automation

(Automated pouring, spraying & extraction for consistent part quality)

  • ABB® Robots for Extraction
  • Rimrock® Reciprocators
  • Trim Presses

Die casting trim press

Technology

  • Magma Solidification/Flow Simulation Software
  • Visi-Trak Process Monitoring
  • Thermal Imagery

 

Part Sizes: 15-325 inches2

Aluminum Alloys:

  • 380 (6.5M lbs annually)
  • 360 (250K lbs annually)
  • 369 (500K lbs annually)
  • 390 (350K lbs annually)

Die casting alloys

Additional In-House Capabilities & Resources

  • Project Management
  • Tooling Design & Sourcing
  • Die Life Notification
  • Shot Blast/Vibratory Finish
  • Impregnation
  • Machining
  • Painting
  • Assembly
  • Metallurgical Lab
  • Quality Lab

In-House Operator Training

  • Level I:  Safety, W.I., Machine Operations, Scorecards, 5S
  • Level II: Set-up, Maintenance, Quality, Robotics, Training,     Metal, Problem Solving, Soft Skills (NADCA Certification)
  • Level III: Programming, Tooling, GD&T, X-Ray, CMM, Six-Sigma, Soft Skills