What do you do when a massive re rips through your facility causing millions of dollars in damages and jeopardizing your operations?
If you’re Yankee Casting, you rebuild and you come back bigger, stronger, and better than ever.
Established in 1961 by the late Albert Vecchiarelli, Yankee Casting has grown from a 42,000 square foot facility (pre-2016) to a 51,000 square foot family owned and operated company as of 2018 (a direct result of rebuilding following the aforementioned fire).
One of only a few aerospace foundries in North America, Yankee Casting operates as a non-ferrous sand foundry creating castings and precision parts by pouring molten metallic compounds into intricately fabricated custom sand molds for their customer base.
Yankee Casting pours three alloy groups:
Aluminum castings are used for their light weight and are applied to a wide range of commercial and aerospace parts.
- Food processing
Yankee’s melting equipment offers them the ability to melt cleanly 400 or 800 lb. batches with rotary degassing with argon. The result is an ideal, porosity free aluminum.
- Light weight
- High strength
- Reduced machining times
Magnesium castings are used for their light weight, stiffness, damping capacity, and dimensional stability.
- Automotive prototypes
- Robotic parts
- Medical equipment
- Racing engine components
- Space engine components
- Aircraft engine components
- Helicopter gear boxes
- Test equipment
- Light weight
- Damping capacity
- Dimensional stability
AS9100 AND NADCAP CERTIFIED, YANKEE’S IN-HOUSE CAPABILITIES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
- Design engineering, and CAD and flow modeling
- Pattern creation, repairs, and modifications
- 3D scanning to CAD
- Full production runs
- Robotic cutoff and grinding
- NDT X-ray / FPI
- Heat treat furnace applications
- Tensile testing
- Spectrometer capabilities
- Welding of aluminum and magnesium compounds
- Chemical testingSince the rebuild, Yankee Casting has benefitted
from approximately 60% more manufacturing space which has enabled the company to take advantage
of increased available job capacity and the ability
to produce larger sized castings than the previous facility allowed. Engineering capacity has also been greatly increased in anticipation of new product implementations and the company’s attention to being technologically advanced with the inclusion of robotics and software-based simulation and testing practices.
Yankee’s simulation programming offers the highest in quality standards by giving advanced insight into the manufacturing processes. Simulation capabilities:
- Simulates real time pouring
- Liquid metal temperature animation
- Gating geometry and evaluation
- Filling temperature results
- Absolute velocity animation
- Air entrapment animation
- Fraction solid animation
- “Hot Spot” results including potential porosity and shrinkage
This new application of technology allows Yankee Casting to mitigate many metallurgical defects prior to even finalizing the tooling design saving the customer time, money, and headache.
FURTHER ADVANCED JOB CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:
NADCAP Certified for materials testing, welding, heat treat, and x-ray.
Digital radiography: Designed for inspecting and testing environments, Yankee’s system offers real-time imaging, with manual and automated inspection modes.
Laser scanning inspection: Yankee has the ability to 3D inspect all external surfaces of the castings via FARO Laser Scanning and model compare.
Manufacturing execution system: Yankee Casting utilizes shop floor software which allows for the ability to show videos that give customers the “inside” vantagepoint of work instruction access and real time work status. It’s as if you’re right on the floor with Yankee’s team!