PIAD defines its business as the manufacturing of functional components utilizing its unique chill casting process and a wide variety of copper base and aluminum alloys to produce near net shape castings and provide cost effective solutions for its customers.
This business definition has resulted in 3,000 conversions to date providing improved design and significant cost savings for PIAD's customers.
Successful candidates for PIAD casting conversions are functional components which require secondary operations after the first step of manufacturing such as:
It is important to note that in cases of casting conversions from steel weldments or steel forgings, PIAD substitutes the material with one of its high strength nickel-aluminum bronze alloys. These alloys match or exceed the tensile and yield strength of medium alloyed steel.
For more information on PIAD's casting conversions call 1-800-441-9858.