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Casting Services

Frigate offers a comprehensive suite of B2B casting services, providing high-quality, near-net-shape components for your demanding projects. Our technical expertise ensures optimal part performance and cost-effective production.

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Our Casting Offerings

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Multi-Disciplinary Casting Expertise

Precision Engineered for Performance

We leverage a deep understanding of material properties, solidification mechanics, and mold design principles to optimize casting processes for your specific requirements.

Advanced Simulation & Modeling plays a crucial role in our casting solutions. We simulate casting processes to predict potential solidification defects and optimize gating systems for exceptional directional solidification and microstructure control.

Multi axis Machining and Complex Geometries

Our Business Verticals

Automotive

Aerospace

Marine

Railway

Construction and Infrastructure

Energy and Power Generation

Industrial Machinery

Defense and Military Equipment

Technical Advantages of Frigate

Diverse Casting Processes

We offer a wide range of casting techniques to suit your specific project requirements. These include sand casting, investment casting, die casting, and lost-foam casting, each with its own advantages for part complexity, dimensional accuracy, and material suitability.

Our team of experts will guide you in selecting the most appropriate process for your application.

We utilize state-of-the-art molding technologies, including 3D printing for mold creation, to ensure exceptional dimensional accuracy and repeatability in your castings.

Our team possesses in-depth knowledge of various casting materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. We can recommend the optimal material based on your project’s specific strength, weight, corrosion resistance, and other performance requirements.

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Advanced Finishes for Premium Performance

When you require high-performance or distinctive aesthetics, Frigate delivers with our advanced finishes,

Anodizing (Aluminum)

It provides corrosion resistance with optional wear resistance for demanding applications. 

Unlimited color choices for complete customization. 

Enhance performance with nickel, chrome, and other options.

Improves paint adhesion and guards against corrosion, all while maintaining conductivity. 

Smooth surfaces and eliminate sharp edges for a polished finish. 

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Why Choose Frigate for Custom Casting?

Rigorous Quality Control

Frigate Engineering adheres to strict quality control procedures throughout the casting process. We employ advanced inspection techniques such as X-ray, ultrasonic testing, and dimensional analysis to ensure castings meet your specifications and industry standards.

Our in-house FEA capabilities allow us to analyze casting designs for potential stress points and optimize them for strength and performance. This minimizes the risk of casting defects and ensures parts can withstand intended loads and operating conditions.

We utilize CMMs, ultrasonic testing, and other non-destructive testing (NDT) methods to verify dimensional accuracy, material properties, and weld integrity. This guarantees parts meet your exact specifications and comply with industry standards.

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Casting Materials

Our casting services offer a fusion of precision and creativity, molding metals into bespoke designs with finesse. Whether it’s iron’s resilience or bronze’s fluidity, we bring your visions to life with expert craftsmanship.

Cast Metal Materials

Aluminum Casting

Aluminum alloys are the most widely used for cast parts. Aluminum casting suppliers benefit from the total recyclability of the material and its ease of use. Due to the comparatively higher melting point, aluminum casting may require a cold chamber casting process. Engineers use cast aluminum parts primarily for their great strength-to-weight ratios, dimensional stability, and diverse finishing options. Some of the other common characteristics of cast aluminum alloys are:

  • Withstand high operating temperatures
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Good stiffness
  • High thermal and electrical conductivity

Engineers and designers can choose from various alloys for their aluminum casting parts. Frigate offers the most popular aluminum casting alloys, including:

  • A360.0
  • A380.0
  • A383.0 (ADC12)
  • A413.0

Zinc is the easiest to cast material among the casting metals and is typically used in hot chamber processes. Molten zinc has exceptional casting fluidity and a lower melting point. Its strength and stiffness allow it to produce parts with thinner walls and highly detailed features and maintain tight tolerances. The low melting point of casting zinc alloys means the casted parts cool off and solidify more quickly, which results in the fastest production rates of the casting materials. Zinc is an all-around well-performing material due to its balance of mechanical and physical characteristics, which include,

  • Impact strength
  • High hardness
  • Great stability
  • High-quality surface finish and easily plated
  • Low melting point


Frigate offers the most popular types of Zamak and ZA casting zinc alloys. More specifically, those alloys include,

  • Zamak 2 (ZA-2)
  • Zamak 3 (ZA-3)

Casting Finishes

Standard (As-Cast)

Zinc and aluminum zinc parts can be left as-cast and retain reasonable corrosion resistance. Aluminum parts must be coated to achieve corrosion resistance. Cast parts are typically broken away from the casting sprue, leaving rough marks at the gate locations. Most castings will also have visible marks left by the ejector pins. The surface finish for as-cast zinc alloys is commonly 16-64 microinch Ra.

The part surface is left with a smooth, matte appearance.

Aluminum is typically anodized. Type II anodizing creates a corrosion-resistant oxide finish. Although suppliers can anodize parts in different colors, the surface of a  cast part does not facilitate a cosmetic finish with anodizing. Type III is a thicker finish and creates a wear-resistant layer in addition to the corrosion resistance seen with Type II. Anodized coatings are not electrically conductive.

All  cast parts can be powder coated. This is a process where powdered paint is electrostatically sprayed onto a part, then baked in an oven. Powder coating creates a strong, wear- and corrosion-resistant layer that is more durable than standard wet painting methods. A wide variety of colors are available to create the desired aesthetic.

All  cast parts can be wet painted in a wide variety of paint formulations and colors.

Cast parts can be plated with electroless nickel, nickel, brass, tin, chrome, chromate, Teflon, silver and gold.

Suppliers can apply a chromate conversion coat to protect aluminum from corrosion and improve the adhesion of paints and primers. Chemical film conversion coatings are electrically conductive.

Cast materials are subjected to vibratory media tumbling to remove sharp edged and smooth surfaces.

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Frigate's Pressure & Gravity Casting Solutions

Frigate delivers unparalleled expertise across both Pressure and Gravity Casting processes. We excel in producing complex, high-quality parts for the automotive and transportation industries.

Our Pressure Casting capabilities encompass intricate components like two-wheeler crankcases, Vehicle Clutch Housings, and Vehicle Gear Box Housings.

Furthermore, our Gravity Casting mastery extends to crafting visually striking and functional parts such as Two Wheeler Alloy Wheels, Disc + ABS Brakes, and Two Wheeler Swing Arms. Frigate is your one-stop shop for exceptional casting solutions. 

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What is casting?

Casting is a manufacturing process that involves pouring molten metal into a mold cavity and allowing it to solidify. Once cooled, the solidified metal takes the shape of the mold cavity, creating a cast part.

Casting offers several benefits, including: 

  • Ability to produce complex shapes and sizes. 
  • Cost-effectiveness for high-volume production. 
  • Material flexibility with various metals, plastics, and ceramics. 
  • Design freedom for intricate details. 
  • Strength and durability of cast components. 

We offer a wide range of casting materials, including aluminum, zinc, and various alloys. Our team can help you choose the right material for your specific application. 

Standard casting uses pre-existing molds to mass-produce identical parts. Custom casting involves designing and creating a unique mold to produce parts according to your requirements.

Custom casting offers several advantages, including: 

  • Production of parts with unique shapes and features. 
  • Optimization for better performance and efficiency. 
  • Reduced costs through design optimization. 

Contact Frigate Manufacturing today! We’ll talk about your project requirements and give you a competitive quote.

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LOCATIONS

Global Sales Office

818, Preakness lane, Coppell, Texas, USA – 75019

Registered Office

23, 6th West Street, Balaji Nagar, Kattur,  Pappakuruchi, Tiruchirappalli-620019, Tamil Nadu, India.

Operations Office

9/1, Poonthottam Nagar, Ramanandha Nagar, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore-641035, Tamil Nadu, India. ㅤ

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