Wisconsin Centrifugal Division
The world leader in centrifugal casting technology and capability.
Wisconsin Centrifugal Division is the world’s most diverse, flexible, and fully integrated centrifugal facility. In addition to unparalleled casting process capabilities, customers use us for fabrication and machining, metal testing and certifications that ensure unsurpassed convenience and value.
What sets Wisconsin Centrifugal apart from our competition is the level of technical expertise and assistance that our customers access. Customers solve problems through concurrent engineering, advanced metallurgical expertise, machining, fabrication, and casting know-how. Alloy expertise, tightly controlled processes, unmatched certifications and accreditations, product traceability from raw material through finished part, and timely deliveries finish the story. That’s why the world’s leading companies choose Wisconsin Centrifugal.
Customer Engineering & Metallurgical Support
Wisconsin Centrifugal has more than 40 engineers and metallurgists ready to the deliver metal alloys, processes, and world-class products you need. We offer extensive technical support including:
- Deep experience in alloy selection and manufacturing processes
- Process optimization, identifying efficiencies in prototype and production runs
- Customer support in research and development
- “MetalTekNology” Technical presentations by experienced engineers at your site
- Advanced solidification simulation and modeling capabilities including Flow3D and SolidCast
Processes and Capabilities
Centrifugal Casting – Horizontal and Vertical
- Horizontal up to 50” (1,270 mm) OD, 240” long (6,100 mm). Up to 30,000 lbs. (13,640 kg)
- Vertical up to 180” (4,572 mm) OD. Up to 34,000 lbs. (15,450 kg)
- Vacuum cast 18” x 42” diameter (455 mm x 1,070 mm). Up to 800 lbs. (364 kg)
- Induction melting
World’s Largest Die Inventory
The largest inventory of centrifugal dies in the world includes nearly two thousand horizontal and vertical configurations. Therefore, zero tooling cost is likely for most applications. Dies can also be optimized for larger / long running projects. When using net-shaped centrifugals, intricate detail is added. The process is ideal for complex parts with bosses, pads, flanges, ribs, etc. Considerable machining cost is avoided by casting in the shape. Near-net shaping can be gained through the use of sand inserts placed in the rotating die to add shape to the O.D. of the centrifugally cast part. For more info about how this capability might help, click on net-shaped centrifugals, or call us.
- World-class, fully digital, multiple furnace computer controlled heat treat capability on-site with oil, water, argon gas, and air quenching options
- Vacuum and air
- Nadcap certified. Conforms to MIL-H-6875, AMS 2750, and multiple customer approvals for aerospace and nuclear applications
AOD (Argon Oxygen Decarburization) Refining
One of the few centrifugal foundries with AOD capability. AOD removes contaminants for further alloy refining to help achieve optimum cost and alloy control. Capacity – 11,000 lbs. (5,000 kg). AOD is required by specific grades, NORSOK Standards, Exxon Mobil, and specified by various customers. For more info about AOD, see our TekBulletin.
- Wisconsin Centrifugal has vast, dedicated facilities highly equipped for welded fabrication
- We specialize in fabricated assemblies produced from Centrifugal, Sand, and Investment cast products produced in-house
- Weld capabilities include Manual, Automated / DSP, and Orbital Welding
- Boring, Turning, Honing, Milling, Drilling, Tapping, Slotting, Slitting, Polishing
- Wisconsin Centrifugal machines rings up to 200” (5,080 mm) diameters and lengths up to 20 ft. (6,100 mm)
Southern Centrifugal Capabilities
Fully machined centrifugal castings and continuous cast bar, including bronze bar stock cut-to-length, which had been provided by our Southern Centrifugal Division in Chattanooga, TN are produced by Wisconsin Centrifugal. Contact us for your complete-to-print components in nearly any copper-based alloy previously produced by Southern Centrifugal in Chattanooga, TN; that includes gear blanks, pump components, bronze bushings, and a range of bronze centrifugal castings. This is also your only source for high performance Bearium Bronze. Bearium is a material of choice for high friction applications, especially those in environments that are difficult or impossible to service.
Alloy Grades & Modifications
We have nearly 600 alloy compositions including proprietary and patented alloys, as well as advanced development and mechanical patents improving the performance and life of castings. We routinely pour hundreds of ferrous, non-ferrous and special grades like iron, nickel, copper, and cobalt-based, alloys. Wisconsin Centrifugal brings much expertise in modifying chemistries to improve performance in dozens of markets. In addition to industry standard alloys, MetalTek regularly works with customers to modify grades to deliver the performance needed for their particular application and environment.
For more information on MetalTek alloy capabilities, visit our Searchable Alloy Guide.
Labratory & Non-Destructive Testing
Like all MetalTek facilities, Wisconsin Centrifugal Division is equipped with an on-site chemical and mechanical laboratory.
- Analytic capabilities for over 600 alloy grades
- Computerized LIMS tracking and certification system compares test results to a database of customer specification limits to assure requirements are met
- On-site testing facilities and equipment include:
- X-Ray and Optical Emissions spectrometers
- Carbon sulfur determinator
- Nitrogen oxygen determinator
- Portable X-ray spectrometer for positive material
- Tensile testing – Ambient and elevated temperature
- Impact testing / Charpy
- Stress rupture
- Brinell & Rockwell hardness testing
- Full optical microscopy.
- Portable metallography of product surfaces
- Macro and micro digital photography
- All equipment for preparation of testing
- Nadcap independently audited and certified, and multiple customer approvals and certifications.
- Technicians and processes:
- On-site certified Level III NDT Specialist
- Technicians fully trained and certified level II
- Fully calibrated instrumentation
- Facilities and capabilities:
- Full in-house NDT capabilities for welds and for small to very large parts
- Multiple facilities for X-ray and film processing
- Penetrant testing:
- Type I and II, Method A and C, Sensitivity Level II and III
- Fluorescent and visible dye
- Magnetic particle testing
- In-line hydrostatic testing
- Positive material identification (PMI)
- Extensive expertise in methods and specifications
Accreditations and Certifications
We were the first centrifugal casting foundry to earn the AMSE Quality System (Materials) Certificate, and were the first domestic foundry to earn ISO 9000 certification. Today, our management systems are certified for product use in many of the world’s most demanding applications. Products and processes are continuously improved through the use of Lean / 6 Sigma. Our large quality staff manages a broad range of international certifications for processing and testing including:
- ABS Certified
- ISO 9001:2008 (UKAS & ANAB) (QMS)
- AS9100C (Aerospace) (QMS)
- NAVSEA – able to provide certification documents for Laboratory testing, NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) services, welding procedures, and material
- Nuclear Industry
- ASME Quality System Certificate for Material Organizations - QSC-525
- 10CFR Part 50 Appendix B and 10CFR Part 21
- ASME Section III NCA 3800 Material Organization
- Nadcap Special Process Certifications
- Heat treat
- Weld repair
- NIST Traceable measurement and calibration systems in all inspection and testing processes
- PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) Material Manufacturer
- Approvals / certifications from critical customers in Aerospace, Nuclear, and Pressure Equipment industries
To contact Wisconsin Centrifugal Division please call 1-262-544-7777.
905 East St. Paul Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53188