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Find answers to frequently asked questions about Southwest Steel Casting Company's products and capabilities.

 
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Description of Core Competence

 

 

 

Capabilities

 

Maximum Pour Weight

 

Casting Weight Range

 

Metal Specifications Produced

 

Heat Treating Capabilities

 

Rust Prevention/Painting Capabilities

 

Pattern Shop Capabilities

 

Machining Capabilities

 

 

 

Quality

 

Quality Certifications

 

Dimensional Inspection Equipment

 

Spectrometer/Other Chemical Analysis Equipment

 

Metallurgical Lab Equipment

 

Sand Lab Testing Equipment

 

Non-Destructive Testing Equipment

 

Welder Qualifications

 

 

 

Equipment/Processes

 

Melt Equipment

 

Molding Process

 

Molding Equipment

 

Flask/Mold Box Size

 

Core Sand Used

 

Core Machines

 

Core Weight Range

 

Cleaning Room Equipment/Capabilities

 

 

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Main

 

Description of Core Competence:

 

Manufacture of Rough and Machined Steel Castings - 65% Pressure

 

Containing, 15% Construction, 10% Railroad, Balance Class 8 Trucks,

 

Mining, Marine and Food service.

 

 

 

Capabilities

 

Maximum Pour Weight:

 

9,000 lbs. (maximum casting 4,500 lbs.)

 

Casting Weight Range:

 

10 to 4,500 Pounds.

 

Metal Specifications Produced:

 

ASTM A216 WCC, WCB, A217WC6, WC9, A487 4A, 4B, 4C, CA15, CA6NM

 

CF8M, CF3M, A352, LCC, LCB - All Carbon Steel Grades.

 

Duplex & Super Duplex, Hastelloy, Inconel, Nickel, Austenitic (CF8M & CF3M) &
Martensitic (CA15 & CA6NM) steels.

 

Heat Treating Capabilities:

 

One (1) Box Furnace, Three (3) Car Bottom Furnaces, One (1) Water Quench

 

Tank with Cooling Tower with 16,000 gallon Reserve Tank

 

Rust Prevention/Painting Capabilities:

 

In Plant Two Dip Tanks; Black Oil Based & Yellow Water Based).

 

Outside Vendor (Zinc and Cadmium Plating, Power Coat Painting).

 

Pattern Shop Capabilities:

 

In Plant (duplicate, rig and repair) Outside Vendors (new patterns/core boxes).

 

Machining Capabilities:

 

Compete Services from ARI-IPG Sister Div. Companies & Outside Vendors.

 

 

 

Quality

 

Quality Certifications:

 

ISO 9001:2000 Certificate Number 32091, Registrar ABS Quality Evaluations.

 

Dimensional Inspection Equipment:

 

Bendix Portage Layout Machine.

 

Spectrometer/Other Chemical Analysis Equipment:

 

One Spectro Model LAVWA08B and One Baird Spectrometer.

 

Metallurgical Lab Equipment:

 

Tensile, Yield, Reduction of Area, Charpy, Brinell Hardness.

 

Sand Lab Testing Equipment:

 

Grain Fineness,  Permeability, Tensile, Moisture, Combustibility.

 

Non-Destructive Testing Equipment:

 

Magnetic Particle (Ultra Sonic, Gamma Ray).

 

Welder Qualifications:

 

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX.

 

 

 

Equipment/Processes

 

Melt Equipment:

 

Two Electric Arc Furnaces, One 2-1/2 ton and One 4-1/2 ton.

 

Two Induction Furnaces, One 3 ton and One 1 ton.

 

Molding Process:

 

100 Percent Chemically Bonded (also known as Airset).

 

Molding Equipment:

 

One Tinker Omega TOM-550, One Pacemaster 250 & One Pacemaster 300, and One Tinker Omega TCM250 Continuous Mixers.

 

Flask/Mold Box Size:

 

24" x 24", 6" over 6" through 54" x 54", 24" over 24".

 

Core Sand Used:

 

Isocure, Airset and Shell.

 

Core Machines:

 

Isocure (Redford CB-16, R-2, CMI CB-22) Shell (Dependable 300 & 400)

 

Airset cores are made on Pacemaster molding loops.

 

Core Weight Range:

 

One (1) pound to Four Hundred (400) pounds.

 

Cleaning Room Equipment/Capabilities:

 

Three Pangborn Tumblast (10, 26, 34 & 72 GN units), Torch, Arc, Grind, Weld

 

 and Hydraulic Press.

 

 

   
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