Ferrous Operations for High-Volume Customers
Our Ferrous Operations produces parts in a wide array of sizes and configurations to meet the needs of our customers. Hitchiner has developed a focus on building parts for the automotive industry, diesel engine producers, and military markets. Our automotive customers, including Chrysler, Koyo, and BMW, depend on Hitchiner's Ferrous Operations for high-volume production of parts like automotive rocker arms, rocker arm shaft assemblies, and intermediate level programs. Industry leaders, like Detroit Diesel call on Hitchiner to produce commercial diesel engine turbocharger wheels.
Automated Casting Facility
Providing our customers with the most recent manufacturing and casting technology is one of the reasons Hitchiner has maintained its competitive position in the casting market. At the heart of the company's Ferrous Operations is the Automated Casting Facility, which employs within its 90,000-plus square-foot facility some of the most advanced automation known to the industry. Combined with new manufacturing methods and the power of a single, cooperative workforce focused on customer needs, the technology we use within the Automated Casting Facility now makes Hitchiner's complete-to-print countergravity casting more competitive than ever. While production with a manufacturer using alternative technology may provide a lower cost, they must rely on lesser processes, such as sand casting, forging, stamping, and fabricating, and the results are a lesser product.
The Milford location of our Ferrous Operations ensures our customers have access to not only cutting-edge technology but also a well-trained and dedicated workforce. It is Hitchiner's main production facility for wax injection, pattern assembly, shell building, casting and heat treat operations. The facility's state-of-the-art high volume machining equipment also enables Hitchiner to supply castings machined to print and sub-assembled, when specified.