About AarKel Tool and Die

The History of AarKel Tool and Die Inc.

Established in 1977, AarKel Tool and Die Inc. is an ISO 9001 registered company operating from its Wallaceburg, Ontario facility. AarKel specializes in world class design and manufacturing of Die Cast Aluminum and Magnesium tooling for drivetrain and structural components and supports, ranging from 600 ton to 4,500 ton.

Our principles are defined as working together to build the best tool possible for our customer at the highest quality, while offering globally competitive pricing with industry leading lead times. Simply put, we pride ourselves on precision, simplified.


  • Engine block die-casting apparatus having mechanically actuated bank core slides United States Patent 7,278,462
  • Structural aluminum part configurations
  • Cast over metal within aluminum casting
  • Additive Manufacturing
    • Conformal cooling
    • 3D printed inserts
    • 3D printed vent inserts


  • One point of contact
  • Early on-boarding meeting to optimize tooling and production requirements
  • Start-up support at customer site
  • “Best in class” diecast design that boosts casting production efficiency
  • Offshore options available
  • Scheduling and online time management programs and tools is made even easier using our latest ERP system


  • Part feasibility, casting assessment, castability studies
  • Magma-soft Flow and Thermal computer simulations (Additive Manufacturing)
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
  • Multiple tool concepts
  • Major software: Unigraphics, Catia, Magma-soft, PC-DMIS
  • Low volume, quick turn around solid P20
  • Production intent holders with P20 cavity inserts


  • 600T to 4,500T DCM
  • Full internal build capabilities
  • New dies, rebuilds, refurbishments, replacement inserts, engineering changes
  • 7 days per week work cycle
  • Trim dies
  • Lifetime platform support


  • 5 axis high speed CNC machines
  • Wire, Sinker, CNC EDM Machines
  • 6 axis Gundrill
    Welding department adjoined with internal furnace for full process weld requirements and laser weld
  • Try-outs available up to 4,500T under production conditions
  • Pre-production/launch support


  • 50 ton crane capacity
  • Millutensil MIL253 70” x 100” with swing out platen 180 degrees
  • Eagle Spotting presses (largest 110” daylight, 200T, 30 ton lifting capacity)
  • Thermal verification capabilities


  • HD Laser Scanning
  • Brown and Sharp (1500mm x 900mm x 800mm with Renishaw PH10 motorized auto-joint)
  • DEA 2306 Gantry (3250mm x1500mm x 965mm with Renishaw PH10 motorized auto-joint)
  • Gauges and Fixtures
  • GD&T

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ISO 9001:2015 Certified

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