Custom casting is a manufacturing process used for centuries to create complex metal parts and components. This process involves pouring molten metal into a mold, allowing it to cool and solidify into the desired shape.
With advances in technology and materials, custom casting has become more efficient and cost-effective, making it an increasingly popular choice for producing high-quality, customized parts. Whether you need a small, intricate component or a large, complex part, custom casting can be your solution.
East Point Foundry has produced high-quality castings for industrial customers nationwide for several decades. Our method allows us to produce both small and large runs of either raw or finished pieces with superior quality standards. As a non-ferrous foundry, we specialize in working with brass, aluminum, and bronze.
Here are the three easy steps for getting high-quality brass, bronze, and aluminum custom casting from East Point Foundry:
Step 1: Understanding the Requirements
The first step is to create a detailed drawing or model of the casting. This should include all the required dimensions, tolerances, and surface finishes. Once the drawing is complete, East Point Foundry will review it to confirm its specifications or suggests improvements.
Step 2: Choosing the Right Material
When selecting the right material for custom castings, it is essential to consider the specific properties required for your application. Here are the materials we work with:
Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc, which gives it a bright gold-like appearance, making it sought-after for decorative purposes. It also has excellent corrosion resistance, is resistant to tarnishing, and can be shaped and drilled precisely. Moreover, brass’s thermal conductivity is ideal for heat exchangers and radiators.
Here are the products of brass castings:
- Musical instrument parts
- Plumbing fixtures
- Suspended wire holders
- Contact line end terminals
- Fire protection
- Closing parts for doors
Bronze — an alloy of copper, tin, and other metals like aluminum, manganese, or phosphorus — is reddish-brown. Its resistance to wear and tear makes it an excellent choice for parts subjected to friction or stress.
Some common applications for bronze casting include the following:
- Propellers and submerged bearings
- Industrial castings
- Bronze sculptures
- Safety tools
- Oil and gas applications
- Top-quality bells and cymbals
- Valve components
Aluminum is a widely used lightweight, silvery-white metal in the aerospace, automotive, and construction industries. It has excellent thermal conductivity and is highly malleable, allowing for easy shaping and forming into complex shapes.
Here are the products of aluminum castings:
- Cookware and patio furniture
- Components in household machinery like hand-held tools
- Automobile industry
- RF filter boxes for the telecom industry
- Cast aluminum is essential for electronics, especially housings and connectors
- Agriculture applications
- Military/ defense applications
Step 3: Work With East Point Foundry for Your Custom Casting Needs!
For the best casting service, it is important to look for a company with industry expertise and a proven track record of delivering high-quality products.
When you work with East Point Foundry, you get the following benefits:
- High-quality castings
- Precision manufacturing experience
- Wide range of material offerings
- Exceptional customer service
- Competitive pricing
- On-time delivery
- Customized solutions
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Continuous improvement mindset
Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities and how we can help you get the custom casting for your project!