Aluminum Foundries

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To cast aluminum and aluminum products, engineers work in aluminum foundries. Foundries are factories that produce metal castings, so, in short, aluminum foundries are aluminum casting factories. Foundries also commonly process cast iron, bronze, brass, steel, magnesium and other metals. Read More…

Aluminum Foundries To cast aluminum and aluminum products, engineers work in aluminum foundries. Foundries are factories that produce metal castings, so, in short, aluminum foundries are aluminum casting factories. Foundries also commonly process cast iron, bronze, brass, steel, magnesium and other metals. Aluminum is cast by melting it into a liquid form, pouring it into a mold and then, after the aluminum cast solidified and cools, removing it from the mold or cast. It may be cast into various shapes and sizes.

Leading Manufacturers

Hercules, CA  |  510-741-3170

Precision die castings plus a multitude of related services, including engineering, designing, machining, finishing and assembly, occur at A and B Die Casting. Specializing in low to medium volume solutions, we also offer competitive prices. As a manufacturer we have served the architectural lighting, computer, medical hardware and telecommunications industries.

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A&B Die Casting $$$

Somerset, NJ  |  732-246-0070

Carteret Die Casting has grown from a two man and two machine operation in a tiny 1000 square foot space, to a company that has over 20 state-of-the-art equipment. When we first started to manufacture we knew that quality had to be one of our main priorities. Carteret has been one of the leaders in the Die and Casting Industry because of our attention to detail and it is that attention to detail that has helped us succeed. When customers order from us they know they are getting a reliable product that was made with care and precision.

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Carteret Die Casting Corporation $$$

Lewis Center, OH  |  740-201-8112

Here at MES, Inc. we are a full-service global manufacturing and supply chain. We offer a number of different types of die castings including aluminum die casting, zinc die casting, investment die casting and much more. It is our mission to exceed your expectations. We always keep your production goals in mind which is why we will quickly deliver all of your products.

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MES, Inc. $$$

Mira Loma, CA  |  951-681-3900

Precision Die Casting since 1950. Aluminum die casting and zinc die casting for aerospace, electronic, commercial industries. Turnkey operations from design or your blue print to assembly. Manufacturing services: 3D CAD, mold building, CNC milling and turning, fine finishes, assembly and JIT shipments.

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Aluminum Die Casting Company, Inc. $$$

Terre Haute, IN  |  800-467-6252

Modern Aluminum Castings offers customers full-service die castings and related capabilities from design to delivery. We work with a large variety of metal options, making us your one-stop source. For your complete finishing needs we also offer heat treatments, coatings, machining and surface treatments such as vibratory finishes and shot blasting services.

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Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc. $$$

Cypress, CA  |  714-826-7550

Hyatt Die Cast & Engineering is a manufacturer of die casting products, including aluminum castings and zinc castings. We offer various products like machined parts, engineered rubber and extrusions. Our team has exceeded clients’ unique expectations since our founding in 1956, and we will work with you from start to finish to ensure all of your needs are met.this plant.

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Hyatt Die Cast & Engineering Corp. $$$
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Aluminum is cast by melting it into a liquid form, pouring it into a mold and then, after the aluminum cast solidified and cools, removing it from the mold or cast. It may be cast into various shapes and sizes. Aluminum foundries use various types of source metal to charge the furnace, including virgin material, external scrap and internal scrap. External scrap is material sourced from other forming processes like punching, forging or machining. Internal scrap consists of risers, gates, defective castings and other extraneous oddments metal produced within the facilities.

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There are several steps that need to be taken to prepare the material for casting. First the metal used to charge the furnace is melted and refined to remove harmful gases and elements from the molten metal.

The chemistry of the molten metal is then adjusted to fit the specifications of the intended final product, and then tapped into a transport vessel. Furnaces are used to melt the charge metal, and depending on the requirements of the manufacturer, a foundry's furnace attributes, such as size, weight, temperature and heat sources, can all vary to accommodate specific requirements. Aluminum foundries have furnaces specifically designed for aluminum, but can still vary based on the volume of aluminum being cast.

Aluminum foundries most commonly use reverberatory, gas heated crucible or electric resistance furnaces. Sometimes, hydrogen or other gases get into the casting, either by physical entrapment or chemical reaction. If this in the case, it is removed via de-gassing. Aluminum castings are most often formed by die casting, but may also be made via permanent mold casting or sand casting.

Casting aluminum presents several advantages. Aluminum is lightweight, retains strength at high temperatures and has high dimensional stability for complex shapes and thin walls, good corrosion resistance, good mechanical properties and high thermal and electrical conductivity. Aluminum castings enjoy widespread usage in the auto industry and in the home. More than half of the aluminum used in cars is made in aluminum foundries and cast aluminum transmission housings and pistons have frequently been used in trucks and cars since the early 1900s.

Additionally, components of lawn mowers, hand tools, small appliances and other machinery are produced from shapes cast in aluminum foundries all over the world. At home, you will find the most cast aluminum in your kitchen cabinets. In fact, cookware was the first aluminum product produced for everyday use.

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