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Why spend hours on a job when you could do it in minutes? No more long changeover and greater ownership over the process — welcome to quick change tooling. At Custom Castings, we take advantage of point-of-use tooling wherever we can, and have implemented it in as...
The tensile strength of an aluminum part improves with heat treatment. Heat treating to a T6 temper provides the biggest improvement in strength at 57 per cent.
In our first guide to material selection, we discussed the metals we use and their properties.
But what about swapping out one material for another?
In an industry where speed-to-market is crucial, Custom Castings has a number of features that make us well-poised to make parts for recreational vehicles.
Heat treatment heats and cools parts, resulting in hardened or softened aluminum. Heat treatment and permanent mold casting make a great combination in your part’s success.
Die casting isn’t always the right process when you’re manufacturing service-level quantities, so we’ve given you another option.
Material selection: one of the most important aspects of the casting process. This guide outlines many materials and helps you determine the right fit.
While sand casting is ideal for lower production volumes, the transition to permanent mold results in more benefits and can be just as affordable.
We faced a challenge in manufacturing large aluminum parts, one that risked our efficiency and safety. We took this as an opportunity to improve our processes with the robot cell.
Solidification software helps us drive toward highly manufacturable and efficient designs – this allows us to not only predict the future, but to rewrite it by fixing problems before they occur.