About the Alcast Company Permanent Mold Aluminum Foundry
in Peoria, Illinois, USA
Alcast Company of Peoria, Illinois USA was founded in 1970 and is a TS 16949 registered permanent mold aluminum foundry, supplier, and manufacturer of high quality American made aluminum castings with over 110,000 square feet of manufacturing space. We currently manufacture aluminum castings up to 220 pounds in quantities of 10 to 400 and smaller castings are also produced with volumes exceeding 500,000 pieces per year. Our facilities also include a full CNC machine shop, therefore our permanent / semi permanent mold aluminum castings can be machined, balanced, broached, shaped and more in house.
Alcast in Peoria, Illinois USA is a leading manufacturer of aluminum castings, and by using our proprietary low pressure bottom fill electro magnetic permanent molding machines our aluminum foundry manufactures very high integrity products. Our casting machinery along with much of our shell core machinery is constructed and maintained internally. This not only provides a low cost structure for our customers but also ensures that not only the aluminum castings we manufacture are of extremely high quality, but so is the equipment they are manufactured on. This gives our aluminum foundry the added advantage of not only being experts on permanent mold aluminum castings, but also experts with the equipment and processes used to create them.
Our Peoria, Illinois USA Manufacturing Facilities Consists of:
- 16 proprietary low pressure bottom fill electro magnetic permanent / semi permanent mold casting machines
- 2 proprietary tilt pour casting machines
- 6 Upright shell core machines
- 7 Horizontal shell core machines
- 5 High temperature heat treat ovens
- 10 Low temperature heat treat / age ovens
- 6 Horizontal CNC lathes
- 1 Vertical CNC lathe
- 5 Vertical machining centers
- 1 Horizontal machining center
- Balancing machinery
- Broach machinery
- Shaping machinery
- Leak testing equipment
- 4 Tumbler steel shot blasters
- 1 Spinner steel shot blaster
Our high quality permanent mold aluminum castings include:
We manufacture many styles of brake calipers for various recreational vehicles and motorcycles, which can be provided as raw or machined aluminum castings. Many of these aluminum brake calipers are; shot blasted for a natural matte finish, painted, or even chromed.
Our aluminum foundry uses a unique low pressure permanent mold aluminum casting process to produce many high quality recreational vehicle and automotive brake master cylinders which are made in the USA!
We designed our low pressure, bottom fill, electro magnetic, permanent mold casting process specifically to provide top quality aluminum torque converter castings. Using our shell core process we can provide exceptionally smooth surface finishes, and along with our segmented, helically drawn or single piece cores we can produce very exotic blade configurations in our torque converters and other aluminum castings.
Industrial Fans, Hubs, Blowers, and Impellers
The Alcast Company aluminum foundry in Peoria Illinois, USA manufactures many components for industrial fans, blowers, and impellers including those with cast in steel studs. As with all our castings these can be provided as raw castings or machined.
We manufacture many porosity free and leak free valve bodies in our aluminum foundry. These aluminum castings can be internally cored and can also be machined. Many of our cast aluminum valve bodies are used in hydrostatic transmissions.
Tube and Steel Insert Castings
Using both our tilt pour and low pressure bottom fill electro magnetic permanent mold processes we are highly experienced in manufacturing cast aluminum cooler plates with cast-in steel tubes. Steel inserts can also be cast into many of our products, such as bearing housings, cooler plates & housings, industrial fan blades, torque converters, and many more aluminum castings.
Alcast Company is highly experience in making a wide variety of high quality aluminum castings. If we do not currently cast parts for your application we are always ready for a new challenge!
Alcast Company ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
Alcast Company is an ESOP company, which is owned and operated by our employees in Peoria Illinois, USA. This is an added bonus not only to our employees but also our customers. This is because all of our employees have a financial stake in ensuring customer satisfaction. Being an ESOP company this is more than just a job, employees work to ensure the aluminum castings they are manufacturing are of top quality!