IQS Featured Profile: Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc.

With recently enhanced and enlarged production facilities, Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc., established in 1919, really is “more modern than ever before.” Utilizing the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment allows the company to offer the highest quality castings to their long-time customers. Specifically, the Series VII Continue-Matic mold-handling system and the Beardsley and Piper automatic molding machine have been added to Modern Aluminum’s line of rota-lift and jolt-squeezer machines and semi-automatic pallet line system. These additions, along with their automated materials handling system and automated sand system, guarantee greater productivity and production at lower cost to the customer.

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It is the company’s close partnerships with their customers that has brought them success over the past nine decades and that commitment is not going to change any time soon. Serving a wide range of industries, from small and midsize OEMs to Fortune 50 corporations, Modern Aluminum’s experienced engineers and technical staff assist their clients in solving even the most challenging casting challenges and are available all day, every day should a customer have a question or concern. It is Modern Aluminum’s mission “to create a customer oriented manufacturing organization which produces aluminum castings that satisfy customer expectations for quality, delivery and cost,” as well as to “establish an environment characterized by high ethical standards and highly committed, team oriented, well trained and enthusiastic employees dedicated to continuous improvement.”

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This dedication to continuous improvement is how Modern Aluminum Casting Co., Inc. is able to stay true to their name. There are always new technologies to take advantage of and new practices to apply to production processes, such as the company’s newly initiated in-house quality monitoring system called QUAL 2000. It is this ability to adapt and evolve, to utilize the most up do date technology and methods that enables Modern Aluminum to always be “more modern than ever before.”

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Aluminum Tubing Applications

Aluminum is a very versatile type of metal that can be used many different ways for a variety of application and use. It works best is cooler temperatures as too much heat could effect it in a negative way. Aluminum is corrosion resistant all on its own which also makes it a great choice among other metals. Continue reading

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1100 Uses For Aluminum 1100

Aluminum has many practical uses in our day to day life. Since aluminum has so many different varieties, it is no surprise that each variety is perfectly suited for different applications. One category of aluminum, aluminum 1100, is used to make many products. These include light reflectors, decorative and jewelry parts, name plates. This form of aluminum has excellent resistance to corrosion and is widely used in the chemical and food processing industries, and other industries where product purity is a priority. The plumbing and lighting industries also use aluminum 1100, Continue reading

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Aluminum Lacrosse Shafts Make An Impact

My brother is a sophomore in college and he is very active on the lacrosse team there. As one of the captains, he organizes practices, workouts and transportation. One of his duties as team captain is also to arrange the ordering of equipment such as gloves, shoes and the lacrosse sticks. When it comes to choosing the right lacrosse stick, there are a number of different options available today. The popularity of certain designs have transitioned over the years, but three main players remain in the field.

When lacrosse was first played, wood lacrosse shafts were the norm. This was preferred because it was the most durable option at the time. However, Continue reading

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IQS Featured Profile: Barry A. Dorfman & Co.

by: Nicole Tracey, IQS Editor

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In all situations, especially the extreme and intense ones, companies can only rely on the best equipment and parts available. When looking for the top of the line, there is no where better to turn than Barry A. Dorfman & Co. A world renowned leader in the metal service industry, they are prepared to supply the metal needed for domestic purposes to complex Continue reading

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Soaring With Aircraft Aluminum

I have only been on a plane twice in my life, and I was not a fan. Something about flying through the air at high speeds while thousands of feet above the ground just makes me very uncomfortable. I know, I know, I’ve heard all the statistics that I’m more likely to get hurt in a car crash than on an airplane ride but it does not matter, I would rather road trip it across country than jump on a plane for a couple of hours. That being said, there are plenty of people who are not completely crazy and actually enjoy plane rides.

People who aren’t completely paranoid understand that planes are safe because of the material they are made from. Aluminum is a top choice for airplane manufacturers because it is a durable yet extremely lightweight material. Continue reading

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Attractive Elements of Aluminum

I don’t live in a house yet, but we already have a couple “do-it-yourself” projects planned for when we do buy one in the near future. Our first priority is the kitchen, since that is the center of the home in our opinion. We will be dedicating our time to making the kitchen of our dreams, and then going on to other projects. One part of the home that is sometimes overlooked for bigger home improvement steps yet makes a big impact is trim of the home.

One option for this is aluminum trim. Aluminum trim comes in a variety of colors and can virtually fit any look or style that you are going for. There is textured trim, Continue reading

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“Green” Aluminum Tubes

One of my favorite classes in school was an environment class where we got to go outside into the greenhouse and take care of plants. I’m sure we did a lot more than that, but that is the majority of what I remember from the class structure. I was raised in a rural area, and my dad was a farmer, so the act of taking care of plants was a natural one for me and one that I enjoyed doing. The greenhouse was massive, and I always told my dad that I wanted one of my very own someday.

Greenhouses make us of aluminum tubes as the structure of the greenhouse building itself. Aluminum tubes are hollow shafts made of aluminum. Continue reading

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Home Improvements With Aluminum

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Spring and summer are usually the times of the year when home improvements are done around the house and the “honey do this” projects list that has been building all summer is posted. One big project on my dad’s summer to do list is to replace the siding on our house. Last year a huge storm came through my home town and did a number on the siding of our home. Huge hail took chunks out of our siding, and instead of looking like attractive paneling it instead resembled a piece of Swiss cheese.

When it comes to siding there are surprisingly a lot of different choices. Continue reading

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The Problem With Aluminum Bars

We all know that aluminum is used in most aspects of production. Whether it is a small part or the main purpose of the production process, aluminum is not an uncommon factor. Most varieties of aluminum are easy to define and explain their purpose.  For example, an aluminum coil is shaped like a coil and used for many aspects of production.  Aluminum tubing is used in the creation of structures like greenhouses. Aluminum pipes are used to transport liquids or gases and are used in a variety of industries, and aluminum suppliers are the ones who make all of this possible by providing the material.

One member of the aluminum family is not as easily explained however, and that is the aluminum bar. Because of the diversity of products and applications that can be produced and performed using this specific form of aluminum, Continue reading

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