O'Fallon Casting's Laser Marking provides its customers with a new option for a consistently legible,...
The first phase of O'Fallon Casting's 25,000 sq. ft. expansion is nearly complete. Phase 2 of the expansion should be underway in June.
O'Fallon Casting participated in the Aeromart Montreal conference on April 4th-6th, held by BCI Aerospace.
As it is with other hard alloys such as inconel or even stainless steel, the secondary machining of MMC castings is a significant cost component of their manufacture. The near-net-shape advantage and the greater freedom of design that is inherent with the Investment Casting process provides opportunities to greatly reduce or eliminate machining content of MMC castings. Therefore the successful implementation of cast-MMC can be dependent upon possessing the necessary engineering skills to design products that take advantage of the Investment Casting process.
Aluminum alloy / Silicon Carbide MMC castings can be produced in 20%, 30% & 40% concentrations of Silicon Carbide by volume and heat treatable, commonly being furnished to a T77P heat treatment.
With its unique set of properties MMC alloys have been employed in diverse applications such as moving structures in high speed equipment for manufacturing, brake rotors for vehicles, heat sinks for electronics and as housings & mirrors for optics.