Not every foundry has finishing in-house. But having it gives you more cost control and less project risk when getting your part design to finished product.
Finishing is the last step in production, but it’s the first thing people notice about cast products.
A good finish also determines wear characteristics, slip resistance, and how well a cast aluminum part weathers wind-driven grit, salt spray and other environmental elements.
While finishing is the last step in creating cast components, it should be considered from the beginning. Finishing requirements should be based on the end use of the product. Our sales and engineering departments work with customers to learn about their needs and end goal, then the foundry and polishing departments work together to meet final product spec.
This teamwork and attention to detail minimizes waste, reduces finishing time and keeps costs down.
We use a full range of finishing equipment such as time-tested belts and buffers, as well as high-tech tools like dual-action grinders and stainless steel slinger hanger shot machine.
The hanger shot machine can vary the intensity of the shot and index the part’s positioning to achieve a uniform finish.
After finishing is complete, each aluminum casting is closely inspected and packaged. These final steps ensure that the component arrives to you with the same finish it had when it left our dock.
There are dozens of reasons our aluminum castings stand out, from unique design to careful engineering to state-of-the-art casting methods. But when you open the box and see your new parts, it’ll be the finish that you notice first. If you want a one-stop shop for all of your metal casting needs, from planning to finishing, reach out to us and tell us about the goals of your next project.