Key competence and success factor – our die making

A die shop of our own, and an excellent one, too. That is another decisive competitive advantage of Martinrea Honsel. And thus of our customers. Because the rapid and reliable translation of foundry expertise, materials and process know-how into a casting die means short development time and fast series ramp-ups.

Our die making center operates across the company and ensures know-how transfer across departments and the quality in die making at Martinrea Honsel. Die makers, foundry specialists, engineers and process technicians work hand in hand here to make process-secure large moulds for die and permanent mould casting.

Under strictest secrecy, we create casting dies that are used at our customers in very different applications, for example engine, transmission and suspension parts. Dies that are put together of several hundred individual parts and that guarantee high shot numbers with constant high quality.

Thanks to our experience and bundled know-how, we can respond quickly and flexibly to customer needs. The proximity to the foundry operations enables a fast feedback control loop between engineering, die making, foundry and quality assurance.

Our die shop is certified to all customary standards. In development we rely on standard tools, such as CATIA and WorkNC, thus keeping the engineering and manufacturing data consistent from the CAD workstation to the machine in production. Among other things, we operate several 5-axis, high-speed machining centres, milling machines, drilling systems, a deep-hole boring machine, lathes, eroding machines and a spotting press. Unmanned production monitored by radio is part of our standard repertoire. In the immediate vicinity of our foundries, we build dies with part weights up to 15 tonnes. For die and permanent mould casting, high shot numbers and constant quality. And which are built to enable simple and thus fast and cost-effective overhaul. A true competitive advantage – made by Martinrea Honsel.