With four generations of die casters, Simalex has transformed over the years to meet the increasing demands of the North American die casting market. According to the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), die castings are among the highest-volume, mass-produced items manufactured by the metalworking industry, and are found in thousands of consumer, commercial, and industrial products. High-pressure die casting is a process that can produce complex geometries with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Components can be produced to strict specifications, with smooth or textured surfaces, and they are suitable for a variety of finishing options. In Canada, particularly the eastern region, die casting is heavily tied to the automotive sector. However, in Western Canada die casters tend to be more generalists, taking on both short- and long-run production projects for a wide range of industry applications. Simalex, a high-pressure die casting company located in Langley, B.C., has been doing just that for just over half a century. With four generations of die casters, the shop has transformed over the years to meet the increasing demands of the North American die cast...