Metal manufacturing encompasses a wide range of methods that are used to alter the condition of metallic materials. Metal processing is most often performed for two main purposes: to shape the metal, such as in metal spinning and metal stamping, or to alter the state of the metal’s surface, such as in galvanization or coating. Of these two purposes, metal forming is more common, and it includes processes like metal injection molding, metal casting, metal extrusion and more. In addition, there are many processes that are more unique and specialized. For instance, there are material specific processes like aluminum extrusion or processes that specifically form sheet metal. Although there is a wide variety of metal manufacturing processes, some of the most common methods of metal processing for industrial applications include electroless nickel plating, metal etching, roll forming, water jet cutting, die casting, forging and metal stamping.
Aluminum casting is the process of creating aluminum shapes with a die caster. Die casting is a very commonly used metal shaping process that is used to create metal shapes for use in industrial, commercial and consumer products contexts.
In industry, metal castings are used extensively; they are used both as manufacturing equipment components as well as in the products produced by manufacturing equipment. The automotive industry in particular makes extensive use of aluminum castings because of aluminum’s heat resistance and durability. Aluminum castings can also be found on aircraft, watercraft, in heating and cooling systems and in many other kinds of equipment. Aluminum die casts are lightweight and feature excellent corrosion resistance, very favorable mechanical properties, high thermal and electrical conductivity and strength at high temperatures.
A and B Die Casting is one of the key precision aluminum casting companies in the country. The company builds its business upon the same core principles Ben Dathe established when he founded the company over 60 years ago.
For Crown Die Casting Corporation, our goals are to develop a better design, create a more desirable product and in turn, make your business more profitable. We have everything needed for aluminum casting. Our quality assurance is conducted to military and ISO standards.
We have been making specialty aluminum castings for years! We aim to create create aluminum parts using die casting, permanent mold or sand casting methods. We make a variety of different part to maintain our reputation as an aluminum casting manufacturer.
Our high performance aluminum casting is ideal for a number of industries such as aerospace, residential & commercial lighting, electric motors, transportation, industrial equipment and much more. Our manufacturing teams utilizing precision control technology which means we can create solutions with superior accuracy.
Cold headed parts are finished or stock shapes produced through a specialized process more broadly known as cold working. Although cold heading is a popular option, it is part of this larger group of manufacturing processes also referred to as cold forming. As the name would suggest, none of these techniques involve heat, but instead materials are processed and formed at ambient temperatures. While the name might imply that the temperature is further reduced for cold metallurgical processes, most are carried out with machines and materials left at room temperature.
TCR Engineered Components has become known as a global supplier of special steel components while specializing in cold headed parts and cold formed parts, including cold headed pins, cold headed screws, cold headed rivets and special bolts. Call us today for more information!
We are committed to customer satisfaction here at Fastbolt Corporation. We stock a wide variety of steel pins which results in fast turnaround on all orders but we also can customize any design to match your requests. Our economical solutions are durable and our seasoned teams are here to answer all of your questions. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about our company!
At Precision Fittings, we specialize in manufacturing of quality cold headed parts. If you`re looking for custom type fasteners made to your specifications, you are in the right place. We invite you to browse through our web pages and learn all about what products we have to offer. A Precision Fittings representative is always available to talk with you about your needs and concerns.
Metal parts produced through the forging process are known as forgings. During forging, a compressing force pressures the metal, causing plastic deformation and an alteration of the metal grain flow, whereby the metal assumes the shape of the forging die. Note that, in this process, while metal may be preheated, it is never melted or poured.
Forgings are made through two main forging methods: closed die forging, also known as impression die forging, and open die forging. In closed die forging, which is the most common die forging method, a hammer and anvil press or hammer preformed metal blanks, called ingots, into a die or set of dies that are shaped as three-dimensional negatives of the part-to-be. During this process, the hammer and anvil completely cover the workpiece, which forces the metal to spill into all areas of the die.
Forgings serve as components of ships, tractors, engines, tools, airplanes, automobiles, missiles, material handling equipment and more. In addition, the forging process presents design flexibility, requires minimal secondary operations and consistently produces extra strong metal parts and products with very few defects.
MES, Inc. has an extensive amount of forging experiences in a number of different industries. Here at MES, Inc. we put the customer first and our mission is to exceed your expectations. We offer uncompromising forgings and our teams go out of their way to ensure all of your needs are met.
For the best forgings tools and high quality experience in the world, you don`t have to look far! We can provide you with the ultimate in quality and the latest technology in the world of forging.
All Metals & Forge Group is your ISO9001:2008 and AS/EN9100:2009 registered forging facility. All Metals provides a wide range of materials, products and services, including discs, shafts, sleeves, cylinders, plates, blocks and many other shapes.
Although we have over 100 years of experience, we are committed to continually expanding our offerings in all industries. We are not content to remain as we are, but we continually work to improve our products and processes each and every day.
Grey, or gray, iron castings are iron alloyed parts produced in foundries, not to be confused with forges, where they are formed via closed mold operations for applications in a wide variety of industries. Industries that grey iron castings serve include agriculture, architecture, automotive, construction, electronics, irrigation, machinery construction, transportation, and ventilation. Grey iron castings lend durability and strength to any operation for which they are used.
To acquire grey iron, metalworkers must first mine iron ores or iron oxides and then process it in a special type of blast furnace, called an electric induction furnace or a cupola. The generally accepted composition of cast grey iron is 95% iron by weight, plus 1 to 3% silicone and 2.1 to 4% carbon. The high amount of silicone, which produces graphite when heated, is the element responsible for grey iron’s coloring. It manifests itself when fractures form, revealing its graphitic microstructure. The exact appearance of individual grey iron depends on both temperature and timing. Other than appearance, variable properties of castings include thermal conductivity, energy dissipation, resistance to wear and deformation, and melting point. Additional elements that may appear in grey iron castings, whether intentionally, to alter specific properties, or unintentionally, include manganese and sulfur; the latter is often added into molten iron to increase its hardness. When metalworkers have reached the grey iron mixture they want, they proceed to casting.
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.
Imperial is a 46 year old company proud to produce quality grey iron castings for American Industry. Imperial specializes in many quality components, from 8 oz to 400 lbs, and employs experienced and talented professionals dedicated to their customers' satisfaction.
Our reliable staff offers the most trustworthy products. There are numerous advantages associated with our cast iron. Our methodology utilizes cutting-edge technology. All of our cast iron solutions are fairly priced and we will work with you every step of the way. Turn to us for the most refined and highly advanced solutions. Give us a call today to learn more information!
Investment casting is a manufacturing method that is used to create complex and detailed industrial parts and shapes. This is accomplished by starting with a wax model of a part that is then turned into a mold. The mold, in turn, is filled with molten metal.
The process of investment casting starts with the creation of a wax model that is then attached to a sprue. Hundreds of wax model molds can be fixed to the same sprue at one time, this is called a tree. The tree is dipped into a slurry compound several times before it is sprinkled with an abrasive material resembling sand. Once the investment around the wax is thick enough, it is placed in an industrial oven where temperatures exceed 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The wax might melt and drip during this time, but it keeps its shape. Whatever metal that is being used is heated until it is in liquid form and then poured into the hollow mold. Once the metal has cooled to the point that it is no longer red hot, the shell around it is removed and the cast metal parts are cut off of the sprue.
Ferralloy Inc. supplies high-quality precision castings such as investment castings in carbon, alloy and stainless steels. In addition, we offer heat treating and in-house machining services as well as inventory stocking programs to facilitate on-time deliveries and reduced inventories.
Since 1944 we have been driven to remain a cut above the competition in investment castings and everything we do. We have our own tooling shop filled with state-of-the-art testing machines. We ensure perfect results every time.
ISO 9001:2008; AS 9100C; Nadcap; ITAR Registered; GE Aviation Yellow Page Approval. We offer custom investment castings for aerospace, military, ordnance, medical, & energy industries. Over 100 alloys poured: austenitic & martensitic stainless, nickel-based, aluminum, tool steel, low alloy & carbon steels, cobalt-based (stellite), brass & bronze.
Turn to MES, Inc. for top of the line investment casting. Our fairly priced solutions are long lasting and designed with your needs in mind. We are a leading provider of investment casting and our teams have a wide range of experience offering these services for various industries.
Metal spinning, often called spin forming, is a cold metalworking process in which a flat metal disc affixed to a lathe mandrel is rotated at high speeds and formed by shaping tools. A metal spinner applies pressure to the rotating disc, which is called a blank, using several tools, which are called spoons, to shape the metal over a mandrel. This pressure can be applied by a single tool or by multiple tools. The finished product should have no wrinkling or warble, and the process is quick and cost-effective. An average metal piece will take only five to ten minutes to be formed, and very little metal waste is produced per part.
If you have metal spinning & fabrication needs, Spindustries can help. We do cnc metal spinning & manual metal spinning. As a leading metal spinning manufacturer, we offer a full line of spinning capabilities.
Metalspun Products Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of precision metal spinnings and provides metal stamping, deep drawing, welding and anodizing services. Materials include aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, titanium and stainless steel.
Church Metal Spinning Company manufactures what other job shops find difficult. We specializ in the fabrication of precision parts for the aircraft and aerospace industry.
Numerous industries utilize solid metal parts made of powdered metal. Powdered metal components, which are made from powdered metal via powder metallurgy, can be found in applications spanning across industries such as lawn and garden, computer, electronics, hardware, and automotive.
More specifically, powder metal parts include magnetic assemblies, filtration systems, structural parts, and automobile components. Powder metal gears are inherently porous and they naturally reduce sound, making them a suitable component to the sintering process. Bearings and bushings can simply be produced by way of sintering, however, they may require a secondary sizing operation because their fabrication leaves little room for error.
The powdered metal trade is enormous and demanding. However, we have the dedication that helps us stand out from the rest. We have in-house tool design capabilities and an expert team of staff members who will help you every step of the way to ensure that you have the exact product you ask for. For more information, call or visit our website.
In addition to producing powdered metal gears, we also have the capability of fabricating bearings, cams and many other parts. We manufacture parts used in printers, timing devices, medical equipment, solenoids, magnetic latches, sensors, electromagnetic equipment, locks, automotive parts, and many other applications that require complex, multilevel, close tolerance parts.
Continuous Metal Technology Inc. has manufacturing experiences dating back to 1995. Our innovated products offer quick turnaround on all orders. These items come in a wide range of materials including Bronze, Iron, Brass & Copper and Stainless Steel. We also offer various secondary services including CAD services, brazing, assembly, metal injecting molding and much more!
Roll formed parts are metal products shaped by a series of rollers, during the process known as roll forming. Most metals can be roll formed, but the most commonly roll formed metals are brass, steel, zinc, aluminum and zirconium.
Roll formed parts are valued for many reasons, among them uniformity, accuracy, structural integrity and low tooling costs. They serve a myriad of industries, such as: building construction and architecture, carpentry, commercial automotives and home improvement. They’re also used to fabricate a wide variety of commercial, consumer and industrial products.
Examples of common roll formed products for carpentry and building construction include: angle irons, aluminum angles, steel angles, metal channels and metal trim. Angles are designed to provide support in two directions, and frequently feature slots or holes for connecting parts.
Johnson Bros. is a leading manufacturer when it comes to roll forming metals, pre-finished and plain. Such as profiles, U-Channels, C-Channels, J-Channels, Hat Channels, Box Channels, Zee Channels, Strut Channels, moldings, angles, rings (bent inline), frames, lock seam & open seam tubing.
With over 50 years of experience, United Roll Forming specializes in roll forming for a variety of industries. Our products are the result of state-of-the-art machines that provide both quality and efficiency.
Producing five different standard products, as well as complicated roll forming sections and secondary operations such as notching, punching and fabricating, is Roller Die & Forming Company, Inc.
Springs can be found as a necessary component in many devices, machines, and systems. A spring is an elastic device that applies a resistant force when compressed or stretched. Springs are used to store and absorb energy and maintain force or tension in the application for which it is designed.
Some of these applications include circuit breakers, solenoid valves, writing instruments, and electronics. Springs come in four main styles, which are compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, and flat springs. The combination of a flat spring and a coil spring is known as a constant force spring.
Aside from these four major categories, springs can be found in a wide range of styles. Industrial springs are typically made from thick wire, while smaller springs can be made from wire that is flexible and thin. Some of these springs are too small to be seen by the naked eye.
When it comes to springs, you`ll find exactly what you are looking for with us! We have years of experience manufacturing high quality products from a variety of materials, in a variety of sizes and shapes.
Turn to Myers Spring for top of the line springs. We specialize in creating springs for custom sizes. These springs have diameters ranging from .006" to .750" and loads from half a gram to 2.5 tons. We manufacturer compression springs, torsion springs, extension springs, and more.
We have an extensive product list consisting of compression springs, torsion springs and extension springs. Medical, mechanical, custom, miniature, die, heavy duty, valve and wire springs are all manufactured by us to customer specifications. Call us today for your spring manufacturing needs.
Wire forms consist of various shapes and parts that have been fabricated through the manipulation of wire, which includes anything that alters the shape of the wire such as wire cutting, bending or heat treating. Vital to numerous applications, wire forms serve an extensive range of industries such as: commercial and retail, for wire displays used for product placement such as point of purchase (POP) displays and wire grids; industrial manufacturing, for wire racks and wire shelves that are used in storage systems as well as for wire guards as protective equipment for machinery.
Acme Wire Products provides close tolerance wire fabrications using steel and stainless steel. Customized applications include a wide range of wire forms for many different applications. Acme works with wire from .050 to .500 diameter.
All-Rite Spring Company serves a diversity of industries with an extensive catalog of springs & wireforms. We design & manufacture high quality, precision compression, extension, torsion, double torsion, spiral, and clock (flat spiral torsion) springs.
With over 25 years of experience as a full range wire former, Active Wireworks is committed to quality standards & saving you money through redesign. We produce wire forms with diameters from .015" - .500".
Wire mesh is an industrial product of weaved interlocking metal wires welded or sintered into a wire mesh with evenly spaced, uniform openings that is used as a material for a wide variety of filtering, screening, structuring and protecting in industrial, agricultural and residential applications.
In industries like petro-chemical processing, screen printing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and food and beverage processing select wire mesh materials on a case to case basis, depending on their application requirements. Some application require a specific weave pattern. The most common of these are are twilled square mesh weave, plain square mesh weave, plain dutch weave, reverse plain weave and twill dutch weave. Each weave pattern brings something different to the table. For instance, plain square meshes, which are made from shute wires or lateral wires and warp wires or longitudinal wires of equal gauge, are perfect for basic mesh operations.
Dexmet is an experienced and innovative manufacturer of high precision wire mesh and perforated metal items. Our facilities are capable of accommodating all your custom design needs and our line of products includes expanded metals, expanded plastics, multipath resistors, load banks and more.
Our wire mesh is among the best on the market today. We have been in the business of bringing excellent customer service since we opened our doors to the public. Our qualified and friendly staff is trained in working with you from the beginning of the design process until you have the finished product that you are fully satisfied with.
Since 1976, Universal Wire Cloth Company has been a leader in the wire cloth industry. By being a family owned and operated business, we are able to provide our customers with personal care and the highest quality products.
Newark Wire Cloth Company was established in 1911, and has grown to become a recognized leader in the wire cloth industry. Our wire mesh products are built to provide optimum filtering, sifting, and protection for your desired applications.