Centrifugal Castings

Centrifugal Casting is the process in which molten metal is poured into a spinning die that rotates at several hundred rpm. The metal is centrifugally spun towards the inside die wall, where it cools and solidifies. The resulting casting is a fine grain tube that can be subsequently machined to produce a variety of cylindrical parts. During the centrifuging process, the pure metal is spun to outside of the casting, leaving any impurities on the inside diameter, which are then machined away. The centrifugal process produces a more consistent microstructure and typically has fewer issues with porosity than static casting.

Centrifugal steel castings, iron castings, and nickel alloy castings are used extensively in the automotive, power generation, petrochemical, oil & gas, mining, and drilling markets.  As centrifugal casting is a form of die casting, the tooling expense associated with sand casting or investment casting is largely eliminated.

Our Centrifugal Castings Capacity

Quaker City Castings can produce centrifugal castings up to 13″ outside diameter in all the materials we pour in our sand-casting operations, including gray iron and ductile iron, steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, heat-resistant steel, and superalloys. Some of the finished parts we produce include cylinder liners, lapping pots, various ring products, bushings, and bearings.
We produce steel centrifugal castings and iron centrifugal castings for a wide variety of industries including: