How the V-Process Works
First, we heat a thin plastic film and place it
over a pattern. A vacuum tightly draws the film over the pattern,
which is then surrounded by a flask. We fill the flask with dry,
unbonded, extremely fine sand and vibrate the sand so that it tightly
packs the pattern. After a second sheet of film is placed on the
flask, a vacuum draws out the air, and the completed mold is then
stripped from the pattern.
Each half of the mold is made in a similar
fashion, then aluminum is poured directly from the furnace into
the closed halves. The mold is held under vacuum to retain its shape.
After the mold cools, the vacuum is released and the sand and completed
castings fall free.
Simple in concept and far reaching in impact,
V-PROCESS produces quick turn-around, high-value castings. In order
to provide the highest quality product, we continually strive to
improve our systems and raise the level of our performance. To achieve
these standards, we maintain ongoing training programs that teach
our employees to accept responsibility and to act on their knowledge.
The caliber of our people and the quality of our V-PROCESS make
it possible for us to create a vision for the future, and to establish
our company as a leader in the casting industry.
It is no accident that major companies in the
medical, instrumentation, electronics, computer and tele-communication
industries rely on us for their casting needs.