Capabilities

Blue Ridge Pressure Castings delivers high quality aluminum die cast parts and components.  We have invested in the equipment to ensure that our customers receive world class quality parts on time.

With modern die casting cells capable of 600 to 1800 tons locking force, we produce parts up to 50 pounds.  These include heavy truck transmission covers and large diesel engine valve covers.

We integrate our CNC machining cells with our casting capabilities to provide finished solutions to our clients.

Engineering and Design
Blue Ridge provides superior engineering and prototyping capabilities. Our staff works with our clients to optimize component designs for cost, quality and functionality.  We have a command of the latest in tooling and alloy technologies which allow us to advise clients on real value added options during their design process. With the design in hand, we then develop a tool design which delivers high quality and cost effective parts while keeping maintenance requirements to a minimum.

Each new part must be validated.  We have developed real value prototyping strategies that meet cost and time constraints and generate valuable data for validating component design.

Quality and Delivery
Blue Ridge retains ISO 14000 and TS16949 certifications.  More importantly, our staff understands that customers require on-time delivery AND top quality in order to keep their plants running smoothly and cost effectively.  Top quality starts with the raw material.  We have developed a reliable aluminum supply base which supplies material which meets or exceeds BR and ASTM B85 specifications. 

We understand the potential issues associated with high pressure die casting.  We consider it a matter of pride that we protect our customers from any issues by catching and correcting them in-house with no impact on delivery schedules.  Our lab follows a rigorous quality regime utilizing the following equipment:

  • State of the Art CMM’s  (3)
  • Mahr surface profile measurement
  • Mitutoyo Profile Projector
  • X-Ray
  • Spectrometer
  • Metallographic polishing lab and microscopy

Extensive use of robotics stabilizes process variables and effectively reduces labor costs.  Medium run and higher applications cast and trim fully robotically.
Blue Ridge’s couples excellent tools with lean manufacturing to deliver die cast aluminum parts meeting the industry’s highest standards – cost effectively.  With our expertise and equipment, we meet or exceed customer standards while delivering to plan. 

We work from the earliest design stages through daily production processes to deliver quality products per plan.

 
Blue Ridge Pressure Castings | Tenth & Bridge Street | Lehighton, PA 18235 | 610-377-2510