Brass Casting

Brass Casting At Cast Technologies

Brass casting is an ancient technique of using a mold to shape molten metal alloys into various metal parts. By heating the alloy to extreme temperatures, brass casting companies can pour brass into sand or clay molds to reshape the metal into new items. If you want high-quality brass casting, Cast Technologies in Illinois has the knowledge and experience to produce premier brass and other metal products.

The casting process is complex and requires specific equipment and supplies, but it can create an awe-inspiring brass piece for business needs. At Cast Technologies, we have years of experience in the brass casting field and can use sand, clay or other materials to mold brass into precise shapes and designs that create a wide range of metal products.

When you choose Cast Technologies, you can count on receiving premium casting services at an affordable price. We use only top-quality bronze, iron, and other metals in our alloys and always maintain a consistent process to guarantee reliable results.

Explaining The Brass Casting Process

Brass casting has one of the richest histories of any kind of metal work or casting. Before modern metalworking methods and more complex alloys, brass casting and similar processes were the only way to reshape metals. Brass casting and other types of casting are challenging to master but require only a mold and a furnace to attempt.

The brass casting process begins by superheating the metal alloys in a casting foundry. The metal foundry produces an incredible amount of heat, turning solid brass into molten brass. Casting with molten metal requires a significant heat level, making this process incredibly challenging without the proper equipment.

When casting brass or other metals, it’s vital to ensure the mixture remains heated at all times, as the metal will crystalize if the temperature in the foundry drops at any point in the process. Throughout each stage of the production of these metal parts, we use the utmost care to ensure the quality of our castings.

While casting brass is our specialty at Cast Technologies, our team can also cast other types of materials. We can create various metal alloys for different applications using zinc, iron, aluminum, and steel. Although creating an alloy is complex, our expert team is up to the task and can use the mixture for stunning results.

Different combinations of zinc, copper, and iron may be preferable depending on your use for the brass casting project. Other types of metal and levels of brass allow for different molds and a custom surface pattern. By choosing the type of metal wisely, we can produce impressive castings for various applications. Talk to us about the best materials to use for your project.

Working With Molten Metal

Once the brass has melted, we form it into a specific shape by placing the molten metal in a cast or mold. These molds consist of a highly heat-resistant material such as clay, sand, or wax. Through this sand molding process, we have the casting capabilities to create non-ferrous alloys for various applications and uses.

During brass casting, precisely forming these molds is essential to the project’s outcome. Any imperfection in the mold will also appear in the final casting, so carefully manipulating the sand for the mold is vital. Once we form the mold out of the sand, we begin casting by pouring the liquid brass into the sand.

After applying the liquid metal to the mold, we remove the it from the furnace to cool and allow it to re-harden and take the shape of the mold. While working with this molten alloy, it’s essential to follow each step of the casting process to ensure consistent durability and a smooth surface of the casting materials.

When working with molten brass, no moisture should be present in the sand of the mold or elsewhere on the stage. Moisture in the sand or clay mold can lead to inconsistent cooling and threaten the integrity of the product. Therefore, this method is integral to the brass casting process as it protects the final brass casting.

How The Sand Casting Process Works

Sand casting is an integral part of the brass casting process, changing the surface and pattern of the final brass alloy significantly. In this method, we use sand to create the molds that form the molten metal. The sand resists the heat of the brass and gives it a place to harden and cool after casting.

Sand casting is an integral part of the brass casting process, but it isn’t the only way to cool molten brass. While a sand mold is highly resistant to high temperatures, other materials like wax or clay can also serve as effective molds. Regardless of the method, once the brass alloy cools, it’s time to begin the removal process for the sand castings.

What We Can Cast For You

At Cast Technologies, our team has mastered the art of brass casting over years of working with metal and refining our process. We can use casting molds to create a wide array of brass goods, each with a different pattern and texture. In addition, we can create the perfect alloy for your application by casting brass with copper and other metals.

Brass casting can create helpful and aesthetically pleasing installations for your home and business. Whether you need decorative or functional parts, our team can use sand casting to mold the piece out of brass. In addition, casting from brass and other metals gives you far more strength and durability than wood or other materials.

When you hire Cast Technologies for a custom brass casting job, we’ll design a specialized sand mold for your product to ensure it looks just as you envisioned. Although the sand casting process is involved, our expert brass casting team has the experience and skill to create the perfect mold for your project.

Cast Technologies has you covered regardless of your brass casting job size. We accept casting jobs from mere ounces up to hundreds of pounds of brass and can produce precise molds from sand and other materials for your project regardless of the size or intricacy. Once it’s time to start the removal process to get your item out of the sand mold, we use extreme care to ensure we don’t damage any of the brass.

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Casting Brass in Illinois For Over 130 Years

At Cast Technologies, we are proud to provide the residents of Illinois with high-quality brass casting and other metal casting services. Using a refined production process that pairs brass with premium copper, zinc, iron, and aluminum, we create durable alloys that can serve various valuable purposes while casting. Whether we use sand, wax, or clay to mold your item, you can have complete confidence in the quality of any castings you receive from our team.

As an experienced brass casting company, we have the necessary skill and equipment for making a wide range of metal castings and items. While the casting process for brass can be challenging, our years of experience help us cast metals with any pattern or surface you imagine. Using sand casting and other brass casting techniques, our team has created hundreds of beautiful and functional casting pieces for Illinois residents.

As the premier provider of brass casting services in Illinois, we are proud to offer premium metal casting products to the community. We can use molds to create metal castings with a unique pattern and surface through careful control of the brass casting process.

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We are the foundry and machine shop multiple Fortune 500 companies turn to for their brass casting needs. Let’s talk about how we can help your company grow. Contact us for a quote on your project today.