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 Moreā€¦

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.

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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.

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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.

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MES, Inc. $$$

Los Gatos, CA  |  408-205-1319

Compass and Anvil Sales and Engineering is a manufacturer of metal and plastic parts for many industrial sectors. We have over 15 years of forging experience and offer state of the art design and prototyping services. As specialists in sourcing parts, we are also experts in manufacturing. Our primary products are forgings, castings, stamping and machined parts in a range of sizes and materials.

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Compass & Anvil Sales & Engineering, 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.

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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.

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Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc. $$$

Bensenville, IL  |  630-595-4424

Chicago White Metal Casting has been a manufacturer of high quality aluminum, magnesium, and zinc die castings since 1937. CWM provides quality die casting solutions with different products and services through creating success by enriching the lives of others, including Chicago White Metal associates and their families, customers, suppliers, and those who live and work in surrounding areas. ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. Excellence is Expected.

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Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc. $$$
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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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