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., and is a research and development company dedicated to finding new and better ways to deliver high-quality products to our customers.
Metal Casting Facilities
MCT's facilities include pilot scale equipment for 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, and aluminum in air, vacuum, and under an inert gas. MCT's analytical capabilities include:
- X-ray inspection,
- Magnetic particle inspection
- Automated image analysis
- Scanning electron microscopy
- Energy dispersive spectroscopy
- Tensile and fatigue testing
- Casting simulation
A high bay area is used for process development and validation, data collection, prototype casting, automation development, and the fabrication of production equipment for Hitchiner and its licensees. 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.