We offer a wide arrangement of technical services including but not limited to: custom alloy research and development, casting and machining technique process recommendations, chemistry testing (out service) physical property testing (hardness), and computer assisted drawing and reverse engineering services.
- 75 KW state of the art computer tracked high frequency coreless induction
- 175 operator controlled low frequency high volume coreless induction
- (4) Main Coreless Induction Air Melt Tilt Furnaces
Pattern & Mold Services
- Quick Aluminum or wood pattern manufacturing on site
- Single and Multi-Cavity Aluminum Mold Manufacturing in house
- Rapid protyping from machineable wax done in our shop
- MAZAK State of The Art QT-200 CNC Turning Center
- 18” Chuck – Vertical Spindle BLANCHARD flat grinding Mazak QTU-200 CNC Machine
- 36” Chuck – Vertical Spindle BLANCHARD flat grinding
- .125” – 6.000”Diameter through feed centerless grinding from (2)
- Cincinnati Centerless Machines
- 8” Swing Heavy Duty LeBlond Lathe
- (2) 9” Swing Heavy Duty Leblond Lathe
- Speciliazed Taper Tachella O.D. Grinder
- Cincinnati O.D. Grinder
- (2) Harig/Abrasive Surface Grinders
- (2) Bridgeport Milling Machines
- Extrudehone I.D. Polishing Machine
Sand Casting Techniques
(Wood or Metal pattern, with or without cores)
Air Set: Cool draw air set sand molds from virgin round grain silica sand. High Production continuous mixed materials from our new custom built PALMER system.
Hot Set: Specially formulated resin coated sands, using sub-angular grain silica, come in contact under pressure with HOT metal patterns, This is a Hot Draw, Hot Bake process. After curing the mold is drawn from the pattern with very faithful dimensional reproduction. Ambient temperature molds are cast producing low stress parts with high quality as-cast surfaces.
Solid Mold Techniques:
One of the oldest “lost wax” processes. Metal dies are injected with semi-molten wax replica’s (injections) are mounted on a spruce, coated with refractories, then set into Stainless Steel Flasks where they are surrounded by additional refractory slurry. These “Solid Mold” go through gradual drying and de-wax process to insure size and prevent distortion. Hence the term “Precise Casting.”
Prepared molds are held in a high temperature oven in the final phase. The hot “Solid Molds” are then cast. This insulated mold system will cause a slower rate of metal solidification, which affects casting grain structure providing desired mechanical properties in the as-cast state.
Ceramic Shell Molds
As a “lost wax” process which begins the same way as “Investment Casting,” however the completed wax mount will be coated with several layers of ceramic bone chine refractories to create a hard shell. De-waxing creates a free standing ceramic mold which will be fired at very high temperatures and cast although the mold is hot I’s materials will cause a faster rate of solidification than that of a “Solid Mold” investment casting. This creates a slightly different grain structure in addition to allowing very tight tolerances to be achieved in the cast state.