Gravity Castings & Permanent Mold Castings

Permanent mold or gravity castings is a metal casting process offered by Connor Corporation that is characterized by pouring molten metal into a tool cavity under the force of gravity. The tool cavity is formed by two steel die halves, which have been machined into shape. Most gravity castings are made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum alloys.

Understanding the Benefits

A primary advantage of this process for automotive castings and industrial castings is the ability to produce sizeable detailed aluminum parts at medium volumes. Many times, net shape parts with little or no secondary processes can be produced. The tools are reusable so that gravity casting can produce economical part prices for medium volume programs. Typical volumes start at 10,000/year to 100,000/year. Machining parts and forging have their advantages, but the costs are often higher with these processes.

Secondary Operations

Our engineered products company offers various machining, plating, and finishing operations in-house to provide a finished part.

Our Machines

  • Vertical gravity casting machines, ZL-18″
  • Turnover gravity casting machines, ZJ1160Q (opening size 1100 x 600mm)
  • Turnover gravity casting machines, ZJQ1200 (opening size 840 x 220mm)
  • Turnover gravity casting machines, ZJQ1200 (opening size 840 x 220 x 260)
  • Metal gravity casting machines, J336-B

Our Alloys

  • Aluminum 380 / ADC10
  • Aluminum 383 / ADC 12

Additional information on these alloys and standard tolerances can be found here.

Contact us today to discuss your gravity casting or permanent mold casting application. We proudly serve clients from across North America.