General Die & Engineering has always been, and continues to be, on the leading edge of the die cast tooling industry.
With today's deadlines getting shorter and shorter, you need a tooling supplier who can deliver a robust quality tool in more compressed timeframes. General Die & Engineering has a long history of meeting and exceeding our customers expectations in that regard. Our quality system allows us to record and track any and all changes during the tool build process, to insure your tool meets your precise expectations. Our knowledgeable engineering and design staff are ready to take your data and their experience to design a tool that meets your standards, in a timely fashion.
The magnesium tailgate inner is the largest die cast magnesium closure panel globally. It not only saves substantial weight but it also functions as the primary structural load carrying component of the liftgate assembly meeting stringent crash performance requirements, integrates six separate parts into one inner panel casting, allows for increased passenger headroom, is 100% recyclable and meets the acceptance criteria for Class A die cast surfaces.
Giga Press Tooling
Always looking toward the future, General Die & Engineering is investing resources in tooling for the Giga Press. Giga Press die casting is the most recent advance in aluminum die casting. Currently, Tesla has invested in four Giga Press machines manufactured by IDRA Group for their Model Y automobile.
These massive die casting machines range in size from 5,600 ton to 8,000 ton. They are the largest high pressure die casting machines in the world. A single machine weighs almost 1 million pounds. These machines take a 180 pound shot of molten aluminum and cycle into a complete part in 90 seconds. A single machine can produce 1,000 aluminum die casting per day. (source: Wikipedia)