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Atlas Foundry Capabilities

To get answers to the most frequent questions about Atlas Foundry's Gray Iron Casting, services, and production capabilities, please select one of the links below:

What makes Atlas Foundry different from other Gray Iron foundries with similar capabilities?

The experience gained by successfully operating a foundry under the same ownership and management for over 100 years and Atlas Foundry's state-of-the-art Disamatic equipment sets us apart from most competitors that often use Hunter molding systems.

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What is the difference between Disamatic molding and Hunter molding?

There several major differences between the Disamatic and Hunter molding systems including the molding method and the number of molds per hour each system can produce.

  • Disamatic machines produce vertically parted molds while the Hunter machines produce horizontally parted molds.
  • Disamatic machines can produce between 350 - 400 molds per hour while Hunter machines can only produce ~120 molds per hour.
  • Disamatic machines produce a hard mold surface around the mold cavity that provides closer part tolerances than Hunter machines or other conventional molding machines.

Atlas Foundry runs only Disamatic molding systems.

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What type of quality programs does Atlas Foundry maintain?

Atlas Foundry implemented and maintains a variety of internal quality processes and programs including ISO 9001:2008. ISO 9001:2000 certification was obtained in 2002, and updated to ISO 9001:2008.

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What certifications does Atlas Foundry have?

Atlas Foundry has obtained a variety of certifications, both for quality from international certifying entities and from our customers as well. Atlas Foundry has obtained:

  • ISO 9001:2000 effective 9/27/2002 was updated to
  • ISO 9001:2008 effective 9/27/2008
  • Corporate quality and performance certifications from:
    • Gast Manufacturing Corporation
    • OPW Fueling Components
    • Rexnord Link Belt-Bearing Division

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What are the minimum and maximum component dimensions that Atlas Foundry can produce?

There is no minimum part size and the maximum part size is 16.5 x 25.0 inches.

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What is the minimum and maximum weight casting Atlas Foundry can provide?

Atlas Foundry can produce Gray Iron Castings that weigh from 1/2 lb to up to 50 lbs.

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What types of Gray Iron does Atlas Foundry pour?

Atlas produces casting in Gray Iron Classes 25, 30, and 35.

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Can Atlas Foundry provide a finished part?

Yes, Atlas Foundry regularly provides finished parts to its customers.

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What secondary services can Atlas Foundry provide?

We can provide:

  • pattern development
  • maintenance and storage
  • machining
  • grinding
  • heat treating
  • inspection
  • certification
  • coating
  • paint services
  • assembly, packaging or other similar services

dependent on your specific need.

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What is the lowest volume run that Atlas will produce?

At our main facility in Marion, Indiana, Atlas Foundry can produce volume runs from 100 to 1,000,000 pieces. (Lower volumes are available if a set up fee is charged.) This facility is equipped with high speed Disamatic Automatic Molding Machines that are designed specifically for high volume production.

We can work to provide assistance to our customers with parts / tooling which have lower volume runs from 1 to 100,000 pieces to find a foundry capable of producing their parts using different production technology such as at Interstate Castings in Indianpolis to name one location, .

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If you would more information about Atlas Foundry Company and the Gray Iron Castings and other services we provide, please call us at (765) 662-2525, fill out our contact form, or email Sales.

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Atlas Foundry Company, Inc.
601 N. Henderson Avenue
Marion, IN 46952-3348
Telephone: (765) 662-2525 • Fax: (765) 662-2902
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