Case Histories
 
Chicago Aluminum Castings Company, Inc. is an aluminum sand casting specialist, providing molding inserts and serving industries across the nation since 1910. We work with many aluminum alloys. We are fully equipped to provide engineering services, prototypes, and production runs up to 120 lbs. net casting weight.
 

Heat Sink Conveyor Pulley

Customer: Major Food Processing Company
Alloy: ALMAG 35
Weight: 18 lbs.
Dimensions:   12 1/2" dia.   5" thick
Comments: Cast with complex core assembly. Original part was more expensive welded fabrication.
   

Four-wing Beater

Customer: Food Processing Equipment Manufacturer
Alloy: ALMAG 35
Weight: 2 lbs.
Dimensions:   13" high  8 1/2" wide
Comments: Replaces welded steel wire fabrication; lighter and less expensive and more efficient than original part. Only machining required is boring of shaft hole.
   

Machinery Gear Housing

Customer: Coil Winding Equipment Manufacturer
Alloy: ALMAG 35
Weight: 26 lbs.
Dimensions:   9" high 11" wide  8" deep
Comments: Cast with 5 cores. Replaces cast iron part weighing
72 lbs. Reduced machining costs.
   

Multiple Drill Head Base

Customer: Major Machine Tool Manufacturer
Alloy: ALMAG 35
Weight: 20 lbs.
Dimensions:   19" dia.   7 1/2" high
Comments: Casting includes 29 cored holes requiring only reaming reducing customers machining costs.
   

Sieve Shaker for Soil Tester

Customer:

Well known Scientific Instrument Manufacturer

Alloy:

ALMAG 35

Weight:

5 1/2 lbs.

Dimensions:  

13" dia.   1 1/2" thick at hub

Comments:

Replaces a 15 lb cast iron part. Casting includes steel center insert. Lighter aluminum part allowed a reduction in size of drive motor. Reduced machining costs by 80%.