For more than 130 years, our customers have trusted the high-quality machine shop work of Cast Technologies. We have built and maintained our reputation by consistently providing high-quality parts, all cast and machined to precise specifications. Our in-house machine shop plays a pivotal role in making sure we continue to provide the quality, price, flexibility and speed our customers expect.
At Cast Technologies, we put a lot of thought into combining services so we can best meet our customers’ needs. Our professional staff, equipment, materials and processes are what make us an industry leader trusted by several Fortune 500 companies.
Cast Technologies takes great pride in its metal casting— bronze casting, brass casting, sand casting, green sand casting and mold casting — and we understand how to combine metal casting with machining, when necessary, to produce fine detailing not possible with casting alone. Some foundries send this work out to a separate, independent machine shop.
However, having complete in-house CNC machining capabilities right in the foundry offers a significant advantage to our customers. By having both the foundry and a precision machine shop at the same location and under the same control, we have the ability to more easily offer high-quality, precise parts to meet your exact specifications. We cast it, we machine it, and we take full responsibility for making sure both processes are done right the first time.
There are many advantages of utilizing an in-house machine shop versus machining parts at an outside facility. Consider these factors:
The CNC shop at Cast Technologies has numerous highly versatile machining capabilities, with the space, machines and expert know-how required to fabricate the metal parts you need. Talk to us about these capabilities and how we can work with you:
As the largest aluminum and brass/bronze foundry in Illinois, we have the capability to produce small castings of under a pound up to larger components weighing hundreds of pounds. We pour over 30 different brass and bronze alloys, so we can meet the needs of a wide variety of industries. Cast technologies has invested in the environmental equipment that allows us to safely and responsibly work with all of these alloys.
The majority of our copper-based product is produced in our green sand foundry. Pouring for all lines is done with a hooded ladle on an overhead track system. We also use the best available aluminum molding machinery. For a full list of our equipment, check out our foundry page.
3D printing of sand molds is a cutting-edge technology that can produce intricate and detailed casts. Often, this technology is both faster and cheaper. Talk to us about what technology is the right one for the job.
Are you still in the engineering phase of developing your prototype? We are here to help. We’ve been doing this for more than 100 years. Our experience and expertise are at your disposal.
The CNC shop at Cast Technologies has numerous highly versatile machining capabilities, with the capacity, machines and expert know-how required to fabricate the metal parts you need. We’ve added capabilities to allow us to make parts needed by a wide variety of industries. Equipment in our 25,000-square-foot CNC machine shop includes:
We work with trusted partners to provide value-added services such as pressure testing, painting, heat treating and other related services. However,if you have a preferred provider of such services, we will work with the company of your choice.
CNC, or Computer Numerical Control, is an advanced technical process in which a computer controls the movement of tools. Before any part is machined, a programmer writes code to control the machine’s every movement, making for more precise and higher-quality machining than could ever be provided by old fashioned hand-controlled machinery. The software determines every movement and speed. The automation may include any of a number of different processes, including lathe or laser machining. Automated CNC machining is necessary for many castings in order to provide a good finished part, including the production of fine detailing not possible with casting alone.
We are proud of our quality record and will happily share it with you at any time. Cast Technologies will exceed your expectations. We invite you to read our Quality Policy Statement.
We hold ourselves to the strictest quality requirements and procedures. Because of the nature of the work done in a foundry and machine shop, safety and quality go hand-in-hand. That’s why we maintain comprehensive safety and quality procedures. In addition, we inspect every part we cast and/or machine to ensure it meets strict tolerance requirements. Cast Technologies has invested in technology that allows us to submit each product to stringent quality tests before we ship it out. We are happy to provide in-depth details of our quality control measures.
We make it easy to work with us. Our knowledgeable, expert team will be glad to provide a quote upon request. In order to process your quote in a timely manner, we ask that the following information be included in your request:
Are you ready to work with one of the oldest and most experienced casting and machining businesses? Contact us today and let’s get started.