Tooling

Structural and Powertrain Part Solutions

HERCO strives to facilitate mold technology solutions that our customers can rely on for product quality, reliability and repeatability. We are a proud partner of Heck & Becker, Germany and Comber Tool, Canada. Heck & Becker is the undisputed leader in the industry with over 80 years of experience. Starting with the Audi A8 and Mercedes Benz Crossmember in the early 1990s, Heck & Becker has the longest standing experience in structural part system know-how.

Through this partnership, we are able to offer complete solutions for mold technology such as advanced cooling concepts, state-of-the-art steel material construction, composite insert material and 3D laser cutting. In addition, we offer mold components and shot sleeve reconditioning. Keeping your projects on schedule and attention to detail is of the utmost importance to us. Excellence is our tradition.

Structural parts experience, innovative aluminum die casting, die cast engineering

Process Experience & Know-How

With over 80 years of experience including more than 20 years in structural parts, Heck & Becker is certainly the undisputed industry leader. This experience allows for knowledge that can only be gained through trial and error over time, creating solutions to difficult problems and innovative new ideas. This expertise is incorporated into developing and optimizing your die casting parts, dies and processes, saving you time and money.

First-Class Engineering

Engineering does not start with the die design but with the design of the part. First together with your designers, our experienced team of in-house designers and application engineers shape the part by planning casting systems and running simulations. This creates then the most functional and manufacturable part possible, saving you time and money. Heck & Becker offers flow simulation and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of the mold as well as prototypes.

Innovative Tool Build & Production

Heck & Becker owns an in-house casting center, equipped with a 3500 ton die cast sampling machine with Vacural, Vacuum and traditional casting capabilities. There your first prototypes are produced as well as your first high-pressure die casting dies. Then the final die is tested in Heck & Becker’s in-house casting center. Along with the final die, you receive the entire casting process, which is launched into series production and optimized together with Heck & Becker.

In order to ensure a quality product and efficient sample casting, substantial quality control gauges and fixtures are required. To this end, alongside HERCO, Heck & Becker offers extensive quality control measures. These measures include complying with your needs and your product demands. Thus we also adapt to your manual/electronic measurements and displays as well as your data link storage to your IT system for documentation.

Moreover HERCO offers innovative mold components that minimize cycle times and reduce scrap rates, saving you money.

Services we offer:

  • Die Casting part engineering & consulting
  • Flow simulation and Finite Element Analysis
  • Mold engineering
  • Mold build
  • Part sample rung
  • R&D Process development in our technology casting centers

Conformal cooling inserts

Conformal Cooling Inserts

Cutting-edge, 3D printed Conformal Cooling Inserts

Mold components for die casting

Innovative Mold Components

Chill Blocks, Vacuum Valves, Copper Composite Inserts