With an in-house pattern shop and full service machine shop, US Aluminum Castings is able to provide our clients with high quality tooling at an affordable price. We are able to design tooling to fit all of our production lines, from cast iron permanent molds to urethane sand patterns and multi-material machining fixtures. We take great pride in our ability to not only design our tooling, but to also build it to the highest standards. These in-house capabilities also enable us to maintenance and repair all of our customer owned tooling whenever the need may arise. We design it, we build it, and we use it. This full circle capacity allows us to continually refine our designs with direct feedback from the production floor; at USAC, there is no disparity between the engineers, the builders, or the end users.
For any projects that may exceed our machining capabilities or require expedited lead times, USAC has developed strong working relationships with tooling shops located locally in the Pacific Northwest. This allows our engineers to personally visit our subcontractors in order to directly oversee the progress of our tooling projects.
Tooling Materials: Most of our tooling projects are made from the following materials, application dependent: