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 the 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

Advantages of Centrifugal Castings

This casting process offers several benefits that make it superior to other methods for producing cylindrical parts.

  • High Purity: Impurities are concentrated at the inner surface, making them easy to remove.
  • Consistent Microstructure: Enhanced material properties due to uniform grain distribution.
  • Reduced Porosity: Fewer defects compared to 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.

Applications of Centrifugal Castings

Our castings serve a variety of industries, providing durable and reliable components for critical applications.

  • Automotive: Components like cylinder liners and bushings.
  • Power Generation: High-strength parts for turbines and generators.
  • Petrochemical and Oil & Gas: Resistant to harsh environments and high pressures.
  • Mining and Drilling: Durable parts for equipment subjected to heavy wear.

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.

Materials Used in Centrifugal Castings

We work with a wide range of materials to meet the specific needs of different industries.

We produce steel centrifugal castings and iron centrifugal castings for a wide variety of industries including:

Industries Served

Our expertise spans multiple sectors, ensuring we meet diverse casting needs.

  • Valve and Pump: Precision parts for fluid control systems.
  • Automotive: Critical components for vehicles.
  • Drilling and Mining: Robust parts for demanding operations.
  • Petroleum: Castings that withstand corrosive environments.
  • Power Generation: High-performance parts for energy production.
  • Locomotive: Durable castings for railway systems.
  • Construction: Reliable components for building and infrastructure.
  • Heavy Equipment Manufacturers: Essential parts for large machinery.

Work With Us

If you’re looking for a reliable partner for your centrifugal casting needs, Quaker City Castings is here to help. Visit our contact us page directly to discuss how we can assist you. We are dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the efficiency and productivity of your operations.

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