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MetalTek's Wisconsin Centrifugal Division Reaches Two Million Hours Without A Lost Time Incident

Posted by Dave Olsen on 5/31/17 1:22 PM

Press Release

May 31, 2017

METALTEK WISCONSIN CENTRIFUGAL REACHES TWO MILLION HOUR SAFETY MILESTONE

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN – MetalTek International announced today that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division has surpassed two million man hours worked without a lost time incident at their operations located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This safety record at MetalTek's Waukesha site has extended well over two years.

This safety milestone is a direct result of each MetalTek employee’s personal dedication to safety awareness and practices. This achievement reflects the solid safety program at Wisconsin Centrifugal supported by a behavior-based safety culture, management commitment to continuous safety training, inspection and monitoring activities, and an enhanced incident review process. Wisconsin Centrifugal General Manager Eric Skibo noted, “Safety is front of mind every day.

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Investment Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

Posted by Dave Olsen on 4/21/17 4:37 PM

Think of a test that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some examples of where leveraging the advantages of investment casting have helped solve an application challenge.  Maybe you will see a problem you are working to resolve.

Minimizing Casting Upgrades Or Additional Processing

While all applications are expected to perform, some industries like defense and aerospace are even less tolerant of products that need upgrade prior to use. Investment castings that require minimum machining or other processing, including those produced using processes compliant with demanding standards like Nadcap, offer the best opportunity to save time, cost, and ensure that essential equipment continues to perform.  

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Topics: Investment Casting, Casting Process, Lost Wax Casting

What is Investment Casting and How Does It Work?

Posted by Dave Olsen on 4/21/17 4:24 PM

Investment Casting

Design requirements and cost, and sometimes even feasibility to manufacture, dictate which metalworking processes (including which casting processes) are most suitable when choosing how to manufacture a product. This paper describing investment casting is one in a series of articles designed to help make an informed manufacturing process decision.  

Investment casting employs techniques that produce precision engineered components that minimize material waste, energy, and subsequent machining. No other casting method, perhaps other than die casting, can ensure production of very intricate parts. That makes this process quite useful to design engineers. 

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Topics: Investment Casting, Casting Process, Lost Wax Casting

Continuous Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

Posted by Dave Olsen on 4/18/17 2:50 PM

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some examples of where leveraging the advantages of continuous casting have helped MetalTek and a customer work together to solve an application challenge.  Maybe you will see a problem you are working to resolve. For more information regarding to any of your metal applications, please Contact Us.

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Topics: Continuous Casting, Casting Process

Continuous Casting Process: Cost Effective Process for Quality Shaped Parts

Posted by Dave Olsen on 4/18/17 2:40 PM

Overview

Continuous cast shapes are produced by introducing molten metal into a vertical or horizontal mold that has the ability for rapidly chilling the metal to the point of solidification. The rapid chilling in the mold ensures a fine, uniform grain structure in the solidified metal with higher physical properties than sand castings. Once solidified, the cast shaped bar is cut to a desired length.

The most common shapes produced are tubes and solids, but square, rectangular, hexagonal, and many other irregular shapes can also be produced to match a desired finished part profile.

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Topics: Continuous Casting, Casting Process, Shaped Parts

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