Castek has the capabilities to produce a wide variety of different types of pattern equipment. These patterns can be made with multiple forms of materials, including Urethane foams, manufactured woods (Perfect Plank Pine and Mahogany) Composite materials and including metal if necessary. Whether having a simple shape constructed manually or using a highly engineered file designed in a 3D CAD package, Castek can provide CNC-cut tooling using 3 and 5-axis machining centers to provide ultimate precision and accuracy on every project.
At Castek, we combine decades of knowledge with modern technology. Our configuration of mixers with smart-pump technology allows us to produce molds from highly detailed smaller tooling to larger, fully-machined castings that range from 40” square to 125” square.
As a complement to our mixing systems, we reclaim our molding sand in our semi-actuated shakeout process. This allows Castek to reduce customer costs and be ergonomically and environmentally friendly.
With Castek being an ISO 9001 Certified operation, we ensure that our customer’s tool requirements are carefully documented from initial design work to finished turn-key tool. This greatly enhances customer’s confidence in us as we build upon a strong and lasting partnership.
Castek’s furnace capacity allows us to produce castings from one pound to 7,000 lb. pour weight. We utilize electric resistance melting furnaces, followed by a proven dragging process to provide high quality 319 and 356 metal to meet the needs of our customers specifications.
After the castings are produced, we utilize an aging furnace to heat treat the 356 castings. This added step in our process provides the needed properties for best machining quality.
Castek’s cleaning department has the generational experience to adequately bench/polish molds to our customer’s requirements. A non-silica blasting media or an option using a wide variety of etched textured surfaces are available when considering “mold finish” options.
Our precision closing department is typically the last step in our manufacturing process. We routinely drill each mold for vacuum, construct manifolds using a silver solder method and prepare mold for turn-key operation using strict customer’s guidelines along the way.
In addition to our commercial mold builds, our highly skilled craftsmen have created architecturally appealing art forms in aluminum for several local artists and educational institutions such as Bowling Green State University and Cedarville College. These impressive pieces can be viewed in our “special projects” section of the website.