Basic concept of core pins
The Castec Group consists of our main office and factory, Castec Inc., in Japan, Castec Corp. in the U.S.A.
Castec Inc. has been active in the die cast industry for over 45 years, and manufactures many types of parts. Our products, high quality core pins and inserts for die cast dies, are used world-wide. Our customers have not only reduced die maintenance costs, they have also improved their resulting die cast product quality.
Manufacturing core pins grew out of our original aluminum die cast business, and has developed to its current state of high technology over our forty-five years of die casting and tool-making. As a die caster ourselves we are well aware of our customers' needs. The die cast background and experiences of our company is truly one of our biggest advantages.
Die cast machines have became automated. Stoppage of an automated die cast machine can occur because of the failure of only one core pin. Any stoppage of an automated die cast line leads to significant increase of production cost. One often-non-quantified result of stoppage is delivery delay to customers, adversely affecting long-established customer/supplier relationships.
A part of Castec's quality control system is an inspection drawing, marked by our inspectors with dimensions, and is included with every shipment of core pins. Quality is assured, and customers can reduce or eliminate their receiving inspection.
Each customer's requirements are different, so Castec offers many choices such as core pin material, heat treatment, and coating method. Currently Castec is supplying on average 7000 different parts and 23000 total pieces per month, to over 600 customers worldwide.
In summary, as a result of our knowledge of die casting, latest model equipment, expert tool-makers, and our high overall tool-making technology, Castec delivers the best quality core pins and inserts, resulting in lower costs and higher productivity for our customers.