Castings

Casting Methods

There are a variety of casting methods available dependent on your part’s size, desired material, geometry, and quantity. Select a box to the right to learn more about each process. We can quote multiple casting methods to allow you to evaluate the most cost-effective option for your application.

  • Near net shape reduces raw material usage
  • Ability to form undercuts and irregular shapes with cores/slides in tooling
  • High production capacity
  • Manufacturing process chosen is based on desired quantity, material, part configuration and volume/capacity
Zincdiecasting
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Die Casting

High pressure casting technique excellent for intricate parts in medium to high volume.  Available in aluminum, brass, magnesium and zinc.

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Metal Injection Molding

Excellent for irregular geometry that cannot easily be machined or die cast.  Ideal for smaller parts due to higher material cost.  Available in alloy steel, stainless steel, tool steel, and titanium.

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Direct Metal Laser Sintering

3D printed fabrication for extremely complex shapes and low volume . Available in aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and titanium.

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Permanent Mold Casting

Gravity poured castings providing exceptional strength.  Better cosmetics, thinner wall section, and lower draft angles than sand casting.  Available in multiple aluminum alloys.

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Sand Casting

Lowest cost tooling option suited for simple to moderately complex parts. Cores can be used to form undercuts and hollow sections. Part weights can range in size from 2 oz. to 200 lbs. Available in aluminum, brass, bronze and iron.

Advantages of Casting

  • Near net shape reduces material usage
  • Ability to form undercuts and irregular shapes with cores/slides in tooling
  • High production capacity
  • Manufacturing process chosen is based on desired quantity, material, part configuration and volume/capacity

Options

  • Secondary machining
  • Heat treatment
  • Plating

Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Gray iron (ASTM A126-class 20 to 45). Ductile Iron (60-40-18, 60-45-12)
  • Low carbon and alloy steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Zinc
Brasscasting