Metal casting is the process of shaping a molten metal into a usable product. Metal casting is one of the most widely used and time-tested metal forming methods in existence.
A&B Die Casting
Precision metal 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.
Crown Die Casting Corporation
Mount Vernon, NY
With over forty-five years experience, Crown Die Casting Corporation specializes in metal castings, as well as CNC machining, product design and metal finishing. We provide customers with in house tooling and are registered users of SolidWorks and GibbsCAM. For more information on the extensive product line and list of services that we offer, please visit our website or give us a call!
Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc.
Terre Haute, IN
Modern Aluminum Castings offers customers full-service metal 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.
Cox Die Casting
Cox Die Casting is a leading manufacturer of quality die castings and die cast components, including aluminum die castings and zinc die castings. We also offer a wide variety of secondary services such as impregnation, the installation of rivets and inserts, degating and much more. Our high production standards and reliable service bring customers back over and over again. Call or visit us online!
Le Claire Manufacturing Co.
Find endless possibilities at Le Claire Manufacturing! With 53 years of experience, Le Claire has an in-house pattern and die shop to create quality permanent mold aluminum castings and sand castings made to your specs. We are an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer, promising quality in all of our products, and central to the United States, giving you more delivery options and faster service.
Advance Die Casting Company
We can provide you with everything from the simplest basic Metal-castings to the most intricate, pressure-tight precision parts. A Total Quality Assurance program closely monitors your part every step of the way. We've been making for more than 100 years. Full engineering support is just one advantage to working with our trusted Company. Call or visit our website today for more details.
The earliest known metal casting is believed to have been formed around 3200 B.C.E. and was made of copper. The first examples of cast iron appeared around 800 B.C.E and were followed closely by sand castings around the sixth century B.C.E. Since those first developments, the concepts and operating principles behind metal casting have not changed; casting involves melting a metal and forcing it into a mold in order to give it a shape. Today, cast metal products can be found in all kinds of industrial, commercial and consumer products contexts, and they are applied in many ways. In the automotive industry, most engine block varieties are made with die casters. Cast aluminum valve covers are also widely used in automotive applications. Steering wheel structures can often be made of cast magnesium, which is among the more versatile casting materials. Alloy castings of all varieties are used in commercial and residential plumbing systems. There are several ways in which metals can be cast, but one of the most efficient and advanced methods is die casting.Die casting involves pressurizing molten metal and injecting it into a mold in order to shape it. Aluminum, brass, bronze, zinc, magnesium, lead and several other metal varieties can be die cast, though not all metals can be die cast using the same methods and machinery. As the molten metal cools, it takes the shape of the mold and solidifies into that shape, at which point it is removed from the mold. Metal castings are very useful and common for several reasons. They can produce complex parts of all shapes and sizes. Also, the metal casting process is very economical and produces little waste; extra metal in castings can be collected, reheated and reused. There are many different types of metal castings. Die casting is so widely used because of the precision with which it can create parts. Metal shaping operations that require greater accuracy and intricacy, such as gear manufacturing, usually employ die casting as their metal shaping method. Other types of casting methods include centrifugal molds, permanent molds, expendable pattern and investment castings. The particular type of metal casting chosen depends on the requirements of the application.