Mett Pty Ltd (Stand 2C09/04): Automotive components18 August 2010 | By ALUMINIUM in Automotive, Exhibitors
Mett Pty Ltd is engaged in the manufacture of automotive components and is the leading aluminium high pressure and gravity die caster in Australia. The company was established in 1983 with the goal of building and maintaining a state of the art, manufacturing facility.
Today, Mett employs over 220 people at its Noble Park base in Victoria and generates a current turnover of $A71 million. The company’s plant maintains its primary die casting manufacturing capabilities whilst undertaking precision high speed CNC machining and complex automated product assemblies.
Mett strives to support demanding customers within the automotive industry as well as other sectors through the provision of high quality tested products at competitive pricing and a commitment to continuous improvement with a strong focus on customer service.
The company’s operations are supported by its sister company Hilton Tooling, which is internationally renowned for its technology and capabilities in the design and manufacture of precision tooling. Through this connection, Mett is able to further service customer projects from tool design, 3D-modelling, prototyping and solidification simulation through to CAD/CAM based die manufacturing.
Mett presently have 14 closed loop Buhler high pressure diecast machines ranging from 400 to 1,400 metric tonnes. All machines are closed cells including dosing furnace, NC die spray, ABB robot for product removal, quench tank and trim press. Supporting our foundries we have a total of 3 melting furnaces with an hourly output of 9,000 Kg per hour.
In our Gravity plant we have 5 Laempe core making machines utilising the environmentally friendly and energy efficient inorganic binder process. Hall stand alone tilt casting machines and 2 off eight station carousels. All comprising a robot for product removal and support equipment such as shakeout, shot peening, robotic cut off and impregnation equipment.
Mett presently have a total of 40 horizontal machining centres, including one fully automated machining line with robotic loading and washing facilities. Other individual cells are supported by robots or operators depending on the product and volume requirements. We also have a dedicated high pressure de-burring machine for our machined valve bodies.
Mett is able to support customers’ assembly requirements from a simple tube insertion process to a fully automated assembly line required by complex sub assembles. All our assembly equipment is designed as well as build in-house with full traceability and error proofing.
It is these capabilities that have seen Mett achieve numerous awards including the prestigious GM ‘Supplier of the Year’ awarded on six separate occasions.
Mett Pty Ltd