ATEK Metal Technologies expands its plant to meet aluminium castings demand
ATEK Metal Technologies, a permanent mold foundry, is expanding its plant and technical capabilities to keep up with increasing demand for aluminium castings.engine turned aluminum The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.ATEK sells thousands of aluminium castings each day from its New Hampton plant and recently completed an expansion of its metal casting, heat treatment and finished machining capabilities.
“We added 40 percent to our low pressure permanent mold casting capacity to keep up with our accelerating growth,” said Tom Christie, President of ATEK Metal Technologies. “We also have added state-of-the-art precision machining capabilities to be able to provide our customers with cast and machined finished components.”
The company is also investing in robotic de-gating and deburring of castings. This system will be operational next month. “We are applying automation where it makes sense for the safety of our people and to provide the best value possible for our customers.”
Christie added: “We need additional plant space to support growth. The new building will allow us to consolidate our warehousing and shipping areas and make room on the plant floor for ongoing expansion of operations.” ATEK specializes in low pressure permanent and semi-permanent mold aluminium castings for industries, from motorsports and recreation to transportation and industrial markets.