Sand Casting

Sand Casting Overview

Overview

Each step of our manufacturing process is carefully monitored and controlled to guarantee your specifications are met. We use the latest technology to check the chemistry of the metal from start to finish. Computers are used extensively throughout the foundry for operations, controlling everything from moisture in the mold-sand to metal quality requirements. Real time x-ray, die penetration and test bar pulls verify our computer controls. All of these controls result in a consistent, quality product provided to our customers.

Core Making

Core Making

LeClaire Manufacturing makes all cores in house on multiple types of core making machines to meet each specific core’s requirement. Our ability to make complex cores and turn out a quality casting separates us from our competitors. From a single cylindrical core, to eighteen complex cores assembled together, LeClaire manufacturing has the experience and expertise to make your design a reality.

Metals Poured

Selecting the correct aluminum alloy for your casting is a critical aspect of your part. LeClaire pours many metals depending on our customer’s specific needs. Our aluminum alloy expertise results from a 56 year history of pouring 200, 300, 500 and 700 series aluminum alloys. Contact us today to discuss your specific project needs, and let LeClaire Manufacturing be your aluminum alloy expert.

Heat Treat

Heat Treat

There is no room for error in heat treating. Accurate control gives us predictable results. Our heat treat systems include a system that shortens the hardening process by hours while maintaining the same excellent results.

Sand Equipment

Sand Equipment

Our fully automated green sand molding machines and our robotic ladeling system enable us to achieve predictable and repeatable results.

Mechanical Properties

Meeting our customer’s mechanical property requirements is critical to LeClaire’s success and our customer’s parts. Our in process mechanical property testing ensures we meet or exceed our customer’s requirements. Call us today to discuss the specific project’s requirements; achieving the desired mechanical properties is done by a combination of alloy selection, heat treat cycle time, aging cycle and in some cases additives to the metal. Let our years of alloying experience work with your requirements to meet the desired mechanical properties.



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