The Cadillac Casting facility is located in northern Michigan’s
manufacturing hot bed, the community of Cadillac. Our 274,400
square-foot plant, situated on 43 acres near the city’s
north end, provides easy transportation access via US-131
and M-115. Our philosophy at this location has always been
to promote capital investment in equipment, process upgrades,
and technological advancements that add value. We have continued
to modernize and automate our facility in the years since
our expansion in the 1990’s to ensure our competitive
position in the marketplace.
Our melt unit is comprised of an 84” water walled
cupola with the capacity to melt approximately 180,000 tons
per year. At this rate, our casting production capacity
exceeds 80,000 net tons per year.
Our primary molding equipment is a horizontally parted SpoMatic
green sand line which is capable of producing a wide variety
of complex, high-volume castings. This line features automated
pouring and “Best In Class” in-mold cooling
which results in a more consistent metallurgical structure
and improved casting machinability.
Our second molding unit features a resin bonded sand mold
system that offers additional casting flexibility. This
system is capable of producing various custom mold sizes
and configurations for those casting applications that possess
complex features and special handling requirements.
Our expertise also includes core making with our wide selection
of specially designed core blowing machines. These allow
us to support a full range of core shapes and sizes and
provide us with ample capacity to fully support both molding
casting processing and finishing area incorporates industry
leading innovation by combining our modern trim presses
with a mix of robotics and other automation. Our finishing
area also contains a full complement of shot blast, grinding,
and cut-off cell equipment as well as magnetic particle
inspection cells and production x-ray units.
In the areas of quality assurance and technical facilities,
we have a sand lab staffed with AFS-certified technicians
and equipped with a full complement of sand testing equipment
for our green sand molding and core making operations. We
have a world class metallurgical services laboratory with
degreed metallurgists on staff, where real-time chemistry
and nodularity testing is performed. Also on site is our
physical property testing equipment for certifying physical
properties. We also support product specifications through
ongoing CMM testing of daily runs, and through regularly
scheduled CMM inspections on our production tooling.
Our engineering staff manages the design of tooling to meet
product specifications. Our manufacturing engineers are
also process experts, responsible for process enhancements
to ensure seamless product launches and continuous improvements
of product quality. We have an impeccable product launch
track record upon which we stake our reputation and our
future. Our pattern shop is fully staffed with competent
pattern makers and machinists, where we perform tooling
maintenance activities, and where we perform tooling modifications
for minor design changes to the products.
At CCI, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped and ready
for any of your ductile iron casting needs.