Die Casting Machining Capabilities Quality


SKS makes use of the most technologically advanced die casting and machining equipment available.

SKS is a die casting company, supplying precision machined and finished complete components to all segments of industries, from aerospace, semiconductor, automotive, medical, and many other innovative high tech startups.

In operation since 1945, SKS enjoys an outstanding reputation for expert engineering, design for manufacturability, superior process/quality control, and prompt deliveries.

Die Casting

In a typical year, the company serves 80 different customers and produces over 500 different parts during the year. Every component is manufactured to each customer’s specific design and specification. The production volume for each component can vary from several hundred to several hundred thousand parts.

Details of an aluminum alloy casting that is commonly used in the aerospace industry.

Our Approach to Die Casting

SKS specializes in adapting precision-machined components to high quality and low cost die casting production parts. Using techniques in design for manufacturability, we fulfill individual parts specifications by developing the die casting process and machining/finishing procedures so that the required quality level of the component is met within the manufacturing operation. The deployment of a robust quality plan from raw materials to the delivery of products to the customer’s receiving dock (from gate to gate) would ensure meeting SKS' goal of customer satisfaction.

The SKS Die Casting Team

  • Sean Keating: President
  • Chris Keating: Vice President, Quality
  • Richard Wieckowski: Chief Engineering
  • Andy Chow: Continual Improvement Manager

Successful, Innovative Results for Die Casting

Using first-class engineering 3D-CAD design to meet specific customer requirements, SKS achieves standards of quality and precision that were previously thought to be unattainable with die casting. Our engineers work closely with customer to improve the part design even before starting on the design of the mold. This is so important as good part design is the foundation of a superior mold design which produces a high quality, high precision and low cost die casting components.

Some of the customer specifications that require special considerations include:

  • Metal soundness
  • Machined dimensional tolerance controlled to 0.0002”
  • Exceptional surface finishes
  • Meets customer specified surface treatment requirement