Quality parts begin with good engineering and design. W.E. Lott uses the latest computer technology to help customers optimize their casting and forging designs. Our in-house engineering can create new Auto CAD drawings for new or existing parts as well as update drawings per customer requirements. To insure a quality product we also can incorporate directional solification modeling, CMM testing as well as the design and use of gauges and fixtures to insure quality production parts.
We have been very successful in converting fabricated parts from various materials to steel castings and forgings by utilizing some of the advantages inherent in the steel casting and forging process. Product design can be improved by taking advantage of cast steel's high strength to weight ratios, smaller draft angles, weldability and cored out sections to reduce weight and machining cost.
Our ability to meet our customers' needs has grown over the years. This growth has given us a versatile capability to provide our customers with quality parts ranging in size from a few ounces to tons, and in quantities from one-of-a-kind to a hundred thousand or more.
Centrifugal Casting, Die Casting, Investment Casting, Permanent Mold Casting, Sand Casting, V. Process (Vacuum), High and Low Pressure Die Casting, and Lost Foam
Cast and Forged Alloys Include:
Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Zinc, Bronze, Ductile Iron, Gray Iron, Malleable Iron, Manganese Steel, Steel, Stainless Steel, White Iron, Other Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials
Forgings are very popular in the railroad, automotive and heavy equipment industries. A forging's refined grain structure, machinability, closer tolerance and high strength make them an attractive alternative.
Steel forgings made by closed-die, upset, open-die or impression die are widely used in many industries because of their strength compared to steel castings.
W.E. Lott maintains a 75,000 square foot warehouse and holds millions of dollars in inventory. We can offer "just in time" delivery to meet all your production needs. W.E. Lott can also create an inventory program to satisfy your needs such as consignment inventory or holding safety stock. Our goal is to make sure you have your parts when you need them.
W.E. LOTT is a machining powerhouse with 15 separate machining facilities totaling over 600 machine centers. Our shops hold either ISO 9001 or TS1 6949 certifications with equipment and capability to produce and finish products large or small. With precise measurement equipment, gauging ability, and part specific control plans, you can be sure that your project will be held to the tightest tolerances.
Dedication to quality is what sets W.E. LOTT apart from the competition. Our commitment begins with the shops we select and how we select them.
Material chemistry, hardness, tensile, and other mechanical properties are all tested and documented for superior control and traceability per customer requirements and critical dimensions are verified with calibrated gauges and measuring devices.
W.E LOTT’S team has been carefully developed over the years, evolving into the perfect mix of engineering, industry knowledge and global sourcing expertise to successfully manage your project. We have three globally situated offices: Bucyrus, Ohio; Shanghai, China; and XI’an, China.
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