Our Capabilities

DUCTILE IRON CASTINGS

Metal

  • Ductile Iron - ASTM A536 / ADI
  • 60-40-18 / 65-45-12 / 80-55-06 / 100-70-63

Casting Size

  • Less than one (1) pound to fifty (50) pounds.

MOLDING MACHINES

Molding

  • Two Hunter 10 Automated Molding Machine producing 1000 to 1200 (14” x 19”) molds per shift
  • Two Hunter 20 Automated Molding machine producing 800 to 1000 (20” x 24”) molds per shift
  • Two Hartley Sand Control Systems used to test molding sand
  • Two B&P 75g Mullers

Handling Systems

  • Two True Flow IV Indexing System for moving and storing molds while cooling
  • Pallet Lines - Monorail Pouring - Automated Sand Return Conditioning & Distributing System
  • Two Didion Rotary Sand / Casting Separators
  • Two Wheelabrator shotblast machines

COREMAKING

  • Five Beardsley & Piper Shell Core Machines (Model SF-6CA)
  • Uses either iron or aluminum coreboxes.

FURNACES

Melting

  • Two – 2000 lb. Electric Induction Furnaces by Inductotherm – 500 kw each to supply one Hunter 10 and one Hunter 20 molding lines.
  • One - 3000 lb. Electric Induction Furnace by Ajax – 800 kw to supply the Hunter 10 and Hunter 20 true-flow systems.
  • Capacity - 60,000 lbs per shift.

Treatment of Ductile Iron

  • The treatment of ductile involves heating the ductile to 2750 degrees and adding silicon magnesium alloys.
  • The iron is then transferred to pouring ladles which in turn are transported to the pouring line.
  • Once molding is accomplished, the molds are transported to the pouring area where two induction furnaces melt approximately 60,000 pounds of iron per shift. After cooling, the castings go through finishing processes before they are ready for shipping.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Heat Treating

  • Two in-house annealing gas fired furnaces acommodate 4000 to 6000 pounds of castings.

Grinding

  • 10 Fox grinding stations located in a climate-controlled building.

Special Packaging

  • Capabilities including standard boxes and crates with rust-preventative bags if desired.

Pattern Storage

  • FIW offers individual pattern storage in a secured location complete with computerized inventory and core boxes.
     

 

OUR FEATURED SERVICES