The Future of Metal Casting
Metal Casting Technology, Inc.
Metal Casting Technology, Inc., was founded in 1986 as an outgrowth of Hitchiner’s world-renowned Technical Center. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., is a research and development company that is an outgrowth of Hitchiner's world-renowned Technical Center, dedicated to finding new and better ways to deliver high-quality products to our customers.
Metal Casting Facilities
MCT's facilities include the basic requirements of investment casting and sand molding, as well as fully equipped ceramics and metallurgy laboratories for sample preparation and analysis. MCT has the capability to cast numerous alloys such as steels, stainless steels, nickel and cobalt based superalloys in air, vacuum, and under an inert gas. MCT's capabilities include:
- X-ray inspection,
- Nondestructive testing
- Emissions spectrography
- Metallography scanning electron microscopy
- Energy dispersive spectroscopy
- Tensile and fatigue testing capabilities
A high bay area is used for testing concepts and fabricating experimental and production casting machines. On-site heat treatment and finishing equipment allow the complete processing of castings used in the evaluation of new processes. Other specialized facilities, such as atomic absorption units, and precision tool making, are available locally. MCT's creative staff is comprised of more than twenty specially selected mechanical and metallurgical engineers and talented technicians.
Metal Casting Advancements
Ongoing research into each phase of the production process, and into new materials and alloys, has resulted in many dramatic improvements in casting technology. These advancements have been recognized in awards from the Metallurgical Society and the American Foundryman's Society, and have resulted in the issuance of many new patents to MCT and its parent companies.