The original 1,000 ft2 (93 m2) brick and timber studio was designed in a classic industrial style with a ventilated clear story, metal framed, glazed windows and functional carriage doors. In 2013, an 800 ft2 (74 m2) addition provided the space for an office and additional storage.
Evaluation and Analysis
We work with our customers to evaluate designs for parts made as aluminum and steel castings, weldments, and forgings, and target good candidates for re-designs as Ductile Iron (DI) and Austempered Ductile Iron(ADI) castings.
In many cases, we have been able to help optimize the material/design/processing to reduce cost and weight as well as meet target application performance. We use computer aided engineering tools to help verify our designs.
We cast prototype castings in quantities up to 50 (depending on part size) and up to 150 lbs. We work with ASTM grades of: Gray Iron, Ductile Iron, Austempered Ductile Iron as well as Carbidic Austempered Ductile Iron. Customized or specialty ferrous alloys can be made available upon request.
We use available technologies such as: 3D printed patterns and molds, CNC machined patterns, loose patterns, and more to provide prototype solutions optimized for cost, quality and speed.
- Two 200-lb. Inductotherm medium frequency induction furnaces powered by a 65kW melt control unit
- Phenolic Urethane No-Bake molding system
- 3-D printer for tooling production
- Clemex image analysis software for microstructural analysis
- Solidworks CAD software suite including Solidworks Simulation Premium