ATEK Metal Technologies, which ships thousands of aluminum castings each day, completed a significant expansion of its metal-casting, heat-treatment and machining capabilities in New Hampton, Iowa. The company added 40% to its low-pressure permanent mold casting capacity as well as state-of-the-art precision machining capabilities to be able to provide customers with cast and machined finished components.
As part of the expansion, ATEK is improving its plant automation program with a major investment in robotic de-gating and deburring of castings. This system will be operational in July 2018. The company is also planning a major building expansion to be completed in December 2018. The new building will enable ATEK to consolidate its warehousing and shipping areas and make room on the plant floor for future expansion.