Transformation processes


Casting is an economic process in which liquid metal is poured into moulds to produce a wide array of products. There are many different casting processes to meet a variety of needs. High pressure die casting, low pressure or gravity casting metal into moulds is ideal for mass production; sand casting allows producing small quantities or single copies of more complex parts; and investment or lost-wax casting is used to produce highly specialized components, particularly for the aerospace industry.

Québec’s value proposition

Several Québec processors provide aluminium castings. One such company, AMT, has developed a very effective high vacuum die-casting process that can produce high-quality, high-integrity products. These parts can also be welded together.

Alcoa Howmet
Alphacasting Inc
AMT Inc.
CIF Métal Ltée.
Fonderie Fondalco
Fondrémy Inc.
Lemoltech Inc
Mitchell Aerospace Inc.
Paber Aluminium Inc
Powercast Manufacturing Inc.
Shellcast Foundries Inc.
Technology Magnesium & Aluminum Inc.