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Southwest Steel Casting Company capabilities include producing castings from 10 to 4,500 lbs. in various alloys with heat treating and quality assurance procedures to meet customers specifications.


Steel Types
Steel castings are especially adapted for parts that must withstand wear, shocks or heavy loads. They are stronger than either wrought iron or cast iron or malleable iron and are very tough. Southwest Steel Casting Company produces castings from 10 to 4,500 lbs in the following metals:

      ► Carbon Steel
Low and High Alloy Steel
      ► Stainless Steel
      ► Low Temperature Steel
      ► Heat Resistant Steel

With the addition of two new induction furnaces, Southwest Steel  now has the capability to product castings in the flowing metals:

      Duplex & Super Duplex
      Austenitic Steels
      Martensitic Steels

Southwest Steel Casting Company is composed of 6 separate facilities for manufacturing, administration and support services. These facilities include:

      ► Plant 1 Steel Foundry
      ► Plant 2 Steel Foundry
      ► Services Building
      ► Pattern Storage
      ► Administrative Offices
      ► Foundry Offices

Southwest Steel Casting Company operates two Nobake foundries with arc furnace melting. Support equipment for the molding lines includes both attrition and thermal sand reclamation plants. Additional support equipment includes core making facilities, casting cleaning room and analysis equipment for both sand and castings.

Heat Treating
At Southwest Steel, steel castings can be heat treated to bring about diffusion of carbon alloying elements, softening, hardenings, stress-relieving, toughening, improved machinability, increased wear resistance, and removal of hydrogen entrapped at the surface of the casting.

Pattern Services
Southwest Steel Casting Company offers basic pattern services to its customers. These services include the design, layout, and fabrication of new patterns and core boxes, maintenance of customers existing patterns/core boxes and local storage in Southwest Steel's Pattern Storage Building.

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