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Foundries

Foundries

Steel and Iron Complex Castings – from ounces to 1500 lb Green Sand, No-Bake, and Shell Cores – give you many options!

“Our other foundry said this could not be done. Thanks LODI!”
- Michael O., General Manager

Occupying 90,000 square feet, our two well-equipped foundries have a production capacity of 30 tons of ferrous alloys per shift in green sand, and no-bake molds.

  • The Lodi Iron Foundry pours general engineering, heat, wear, and corrosion resisting types of Meehanite metals, all grades of gray iron and high strength ductile irons including austempered ductile iron types.
  • Typically castings are intricate and highly cored, complex castings that range in weight from ounces to 1,500 lbs. (Average size = 50 lbs).
  • Our steel foundry in Galt is noted for its Class 1 X-ray castings in all grades of Stainless Steel, Monel, Hastelloy, Inconel, Incoloy, Carbon and Low Alloy Steels, and heat and wear resistant steels. Castings sizes up to 1,000 lbs.

Lodi is using prototyping technology to help get your stainless steel, ductile iron, or gray iron casting to market faster. Count on Lodi for the latest in technologies designed to get your one-off or prototype casting–delivered the fastest.

Processes

Core Making

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    Shell Core

  • (2) 400 Dependable Semi Auto Shell Core Machine
  • 200 Semi Auto Shell Core Machine
  • 1 100 Shell Core Machine
  • Omco Super Bowl Mixer Airset

Molding

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Our molding department consists of three automatic molding machines, cope & drag machines, air-set and floor molding.  Core making consists of an OMCO, Palmer Pepset line, and IS0-Cure.

No Bake

  • Up to 60″ x 60″ x 24″/24″ (casting weight) up to 1000 lbs casting weight

Green Sand

  • 30″ x 32″ x 11″/10″ Hunter Automatic Molding (up to 200 lbs casting weight)
  • 20″ x 26″ x 10″/10″ B&P Automatic Molding (up to 75 lbs casting weight)
  • 16″ x 20″ x 6″/6″ B&P Automatic Molding (up to 25 lbs casting weight)

Melting

Melting

Continuous Melting is done in two 7,000 lb induction furnaces. We also batch melt in 2,000 lb or 1,000 lb electric furnaces. Chemical analysis of all metals is performed by spectrographic techniques. Dimensional layout services are provided when required, as well as hardness testing, X-ray, ultrasonic, penetrant and magnetic particle inspection.

Grinding

Grinder

Grinder