Specialty Products and Custom Components

A total quality control process is followed at Rockford Foundries for each project – from initial order through final delivery. Their expertise is highlighted in this partial list of specialty products and custom components:

  • Company Logos
  • Electrical Connectors
  • Environmental Controls
  • Fuel Units for Oil Burners
  • Gear Blanks
  • Gear Boxes
  • Heat Burners
  • Heating Tanks
  • Machine Knives
  • Magnet Holders
  • Motors
  • Pumps
  • Repair Parts
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trivets
  • Valves


How Hot is It?

To melt metal alloys, you must provide enough energy to weaken the molecular bonds to the point where the individual molecules are no longer held in a rigid structure, but are able to move almost freely. That means a lot of heat. The oldest preserved cast parts, dating back to 3,000 BC, were most certainly produced using a wood fire and the hot gasses that it produces.

Today’s foundries use modern furnaces that can reach temperatures ranging from 1200-3000 degrees F. Rockford Foundries specializes in aluminum, which melt at 1,200 F, and oshalloy (low leaded red brass), which melts at 1830 F. Wood ignites at 400 F and your average home furnace can reach temps of 90 F. To say the building gets warm is an understatement!