With over 70 years of experience, Stainless Foundry and Engineering (SFE) is a highly specialized sand and investment casting company offering expert metallurgists, process engineers and over 250 different alloys. At SFE we also utilize our expansive knowledge in the evaluation of various OEM manufacturing processes to save our customers time and money.
For example, a customer who manufactures food grade pumps was buying raw cast bars and machining the bars into components used in their positive displacement pumps. We had a more cost efficient solution; utilizing our engineering expertise and advanced casting technology we proposed a direct replacement part that was cast near net shape, minimizing machining time and material waste. This SFE process improvement significantly reduced the amount of material for surface finishing, thereby cutting down on the customer’s time, material and labor costs.
To further aid this food industry customer, SFE used the proprietary nickel-based alloy Illium 8, with anti-galling (seizing) properties. SFE’s nickel-based alloy, Illium 8, conforms to the requirements of ASTM A494 as grade CY5SnBiM. The anti-galling properties of Illium 8 provided the opportunity for closer fit internal tolerances resulting in improved performance.
Overall, SFE saved this customer over 70% per piece in material costs and further reduced shipping costs due to the decreased weight.
At Stainless Steel Foundry, we possess the industry knowledge and experience in producing small and large castings utilizing both the sand and investment casting processes to meet your requirements by delivering quality parts at a competitive price.
Posted on: 2017-07-06 08:51:20