| The Right Equipment for the Perfect Casting
the heart of our melt operations is a InductoTherm Power-Trak 6.5
million watt coreless induction furnace capable of producing 10.0
metric tons of useable iron in about 50 minutes. This unit is well know
for its efficiency in the preparation of metals for foundry
are also in the process of installing two smaller InductoTherm 5,000
pound 1,500 kilowatt furnaces that will expand our capabilities in
producing special and unique irons in smaller quantities.
molding is a craft that dates back into the middle ages, through many
different processes and variations. Indiana IDCastings™ uses the Green Sand
Molding Process, wherein sand is combined with clay and water to
manufacture a substance that yields great strength and temperature
resistance when tightly compressed.
is used in the DISAMATIC process when it is forcefully "blown" with
compressed air into a chamber, where two "plates" (patterns) squeeze
the material together. This squeezing creates a perfect mirror-image of
your casting in sand.
DISAMATIC process is referred to as "vertical" molding because the
molds are produced side-by-side simultaneously, rendering a casting
impression both quickly and accurately. DISAMATIC machines commonly
outpace other molding methods by 150 percent or more. This enables us
to produce higher quality castings at a much lower price than by other
When the two sides of the sand mold are mated, molten iron is poured in... and the casting is born.
iron cools in the mold, excess sand must be removed and final finishing
is completed. Castings are cleaned of sand with a process known as
shot-blasting. IDCastings™ uses two types of shot-blast machines
that literally "blast" small metal beads onto the casting to provide a
bright metal finish.
finishing includes utilizing any of our nine stand-grinding stations
that eliminate any remaining rough edges on your casting and provide a
perfect final product.