Introduction to Stainless Steel Castings

Posted By: Tony | Date: 23-08-2015

The professional team at Offshore Direct Metals has the required expertise to provide several critical services that multiple industries depend on. For instance, the company can work with a customer to design an extrusion based on specific dimension and shape needed. For this, the most up-to-date imaging software and CAD are used.

In addition, the team possesses outstanding fabrication skills. Whether the job entails something simple like drilling or punching, or perhaps a more complex process of CNC machining, they have the ability to take a customer’s concept to design and then manufacture the exact part. One such option is with stainless steel casting, which can then be coated for protection but also colored to match what the customer needs.

Special anodizing and several finishes can also be provided. For instance, after completing a stainless steel casting, if the part needs to be protected and coated, the team can provide anodizing. Of course, because there are several different coatings and finishes available, company professionals can assist the customer in making the right decision.

In addition to stainless steel castings, Offshore Direct Metals works with aluminum, aluminum alloy, titanium, brass, copper, carbon steel iron, and zinc alloy. The die casting machines used have the ability to press between 25 and 1,250 tons of material. Being TS16949 and ISO9001 certified the team can produce a wide range of parts based on designs, drawings, and samples.

To further assist the customer, this company’s R&D division designs molds but they also make tooling used in-house. In addition to the primary services offered consisting of injection molding, aluminum extrusions, and stainless steel castings, they offer secondary operations to include plating, painting, powder coating, machining, and more.

The process of casting has been around for thousands of years. Initially, this consisted of beeswax being formed into a desired pattern. While the process and materials have changed, the concept remains much the same.

There are numerous benefits of stainless steel castings. This process ensures finished components are accurate, versatile, and repeatable so once a prototype is finished and refined, details are maintained so even after mass production a customer can order additional parts knowing the integrity is the same.

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