St. Louis Precision Casting Company Review

About the St. Louis Precision Casting Company

St. Louis Precision Casting Company is the foundry other foundries turn to for help with short runs or technically difficult castings. Why would other foundries trust St. Louis Precision Casting Company? Smart people trust St. Louis Precision because they make even difficult castings right the first time, saving people time and money. If other foundries trust St. Louis Precision for their small run quantities, you can too.

The St. Louis Precision Casting Company was born in 1972, at the beginning of the foundry revolution, a time when foundries had to innovate or close their doors. Having started in the age of foundry revolution, St. Louis Precision has been able to adapt well over the last few decades in an old yet rapidly changing industry. One of the advantages to working with this foundry is they use the innovative Meehanite® processes to produce high strength castings with excellent wear resistance.

Here are some highlights about the St. Louis Precision Casting Company:

  • Use Magmasoft™ simulation tools to ensure even one-time castings have the right flow and cooling for desired properties
  • Mold types: No Bake
  • Ideal weights: a few ounces to 2,000 pounds
  • Ideal manufacturing volumes: prototype and small volume parts
  • Metals: Meehanite®, Carbon, Tool, Gray Iron, Ductile Iron, Steel, and other Alloys
  • Most Common Industries Served: Energy, Mining, Aggregate Crushing, Construction, Agriculture, and Architecture
  • Fast turnarounds for short order-to-delivery lead-times

What Does the St. Louis Precision Casting Team like About Meehanite®?

Meehanite® offers the St. Louis Precision Casting an assurance of quality components. First off, the materials and processes used are well established, tried and honed to perfection. When you as a customer receives a certified Meehanite® casting, you can feel secure about the properties of the casting. This is extremely important for short runs where maybe you only order one or a few pieces, but those parts have to be perfect.

You can also know the foundry is going to do the job right. Only a few foundries in the United States have the distinction of carrying the Meehanite® license. These foundries are audited on a regular basis to ensure they meet the highest standard of foundry practices to maintain their Meehanite® credentials. This 3rd party audit of the foundry’s practices provides you the assurance you are working with a foundry of excellence.

Meehanite® castings are also excellent all-around castings. The structure of the casting, allows greater strength with less metal than traditional iron castings. The superior wear resistance, vibration dampening, and outstanding heat dissipation make Meehanite® castings ideal for many applications. The superior properties of Meehanite® castings are why Meehanite® is still specifically requested for many castings.

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Where St. Louis Precision Casting Company Really Shines

You must be good if you only have one chance to cast a part right. St. Louis Precision Casting Company has made small batch castings their specialty, and yes, they are excellent at casting even complicated parts right the first time. This capability for small runs is why some foundries outsource their single part and small batch runs to St. Louis Precision, because it is cheaper for them to have St. Louis Precision Casting Company cast the part for them than it is for their less experienced teams to try to cast the part themselves.

Can the St. Louis team handle difficult multi-core molds? You bet. Will they take simple castings? Absolutely. The experience the St. Louis Precision Casting Company team has means they can handle your most complex castings, and yet they can still add value to you on simple castings run in small lot quantities. In fact, their experience with complex castings allows them to see new opportunities in casting your “simple” parts.

Whether you are casting tooling, machine bases, prototypes, service parts, or even just small quantity lots, you can save time and money by getting your casting from experts that can make your parts with excellent quality in just one try. Prior to pouring your casting, in house verifications through simulations and chemical analysis are run and after pouring, heat treatment and hardness testing can follow. St. Louis Precision Casting Company can also offer mechanical, radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant examinations.

With short run castings, you cannot afford to hope for the best nor is it economical to perform destructive tests to ensure quality. You must go with a company you know without a doubt will cast your parts correctly.

Other Advantages to Working with St. Louis Precision Casting Company

For this foundry, high quality is just a given. Specializing in small batch sizes, they cannot afford even a modest scrap rate, therefore quality and excellence have grown into the culture. The whole team, from engineering to shipping, goes about the day with an attitude that anything but the best effort is unacceptable. They have built their reputation on doing things right and you can see the grain of high quality running through every member of the team.

Does high quality mean slow delivery? No Way! The team at St. Louis Precision likes to point out that to receive their high-quality care, you don’t have to wait forever; their high quality actually allows for short lead times. When you need to cast replacement tooling fast, this foundry is there to meet your needs, providing you with turnaround times that will get your replacement castings in days, not months.

This foundry also has the ability to cast a variety of metals, depending upon your changing needs. Everything from Meehanite® metals to stainless steel, from grey iron to tool steel, from ductile iron to special high carbon alloys, your casting can have the exact material properties you need to get the job done.

St. Louis Precision Casting Company typically pours castings from a few ounces up to 2,000 pounds, giving the foundry flexibility in what they can cast. The nobake molding process this foundry uses is ideal for many applications because the nobake molds offer tighter tolerances, smoother finishes, and allow for greater complexity than typical green sand molds. Did we also mention nobake molds also costs less, and it takes less time to tool for nobake molds? These features of the nobake method are key for the short run quantities you need while keeping costs low.

Interested in Learning More About St. Louis Precision Casting Company?

You can learn more about the St. Louis Precision Casting Company at their website. You can also give them a call to see how they can add value to your own company. Be sure to ask the their team specifically about how Meehanite® castings can improve your quality at a favorable cost to bring more to your bottom line.