Carbo Ceramics

ACCUCAST

TAKING CASTING TO NEW DIMENSIONS

CARBO INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

A family of high-performance ceramic media products that can significantly improve your castings

Achieve high-precision industrial metal casting and improved economic performance while eliminating OSHA PEL concerns with our versatile line of ACCUCAST ceramic casting media.

Client Success with Mercury Marine

See why Mercury Marine chose CARBO Industrial Technologies for their foundry needs. 

Eliminate OSHA PEL concern

Unlike silica sand, CARBO ceramic casting media produces no respirable silica dust, so it easily complies with OSHA (1926.1153) silica dust permissible exposure limits (PEL). Replacing silica sand with CARBO ceramic casting media is the most cost-effective way for a foundry to meet OSHA requirements for silica dust exposure. Simply upgrading to CARBO ceramic media avoids the considerable costs and complications of installing expensive equipment that would be necessary to meet the PEL requirements. CARBO ceramic media is the optimum solution for OSHA silica PEL compliance in a wide variety of applications.
 
Eliminate OSHA PEL concern

Improved casting quality

The technology that creates CARBO casting media produces significantly greater particle strength, durability, smoothness, consistency and thermal stability than sand. This results in superior casting quality, increased dimensional accuracy and enhanced casting capabilities. Uniform particle size and shape maximizes mold porosity and enhances permeability.
 

Reduce total casting costs

The engineered characteristics of CARBO ceramic media reduce casting costs, especially by minimizing casting defects and reducing media consumption. The increased thermal stability and dimensional precision of CARBO ceramic media produce castings of superior quality, thus minimizing the costs of finishing, cleaning and scrap.
 

Events & Webinars

Revealed Webinar Series, Part 1: Understanding the Full Benefits of Switching to an Alternative, Non-Crystalline Silica Casting Media

March 10 - December 31, 2020

Events & Webinars

Revealed Webinar Series, Part 2: Understanding the Full Benefits of Switching to an Alternative, Non-Crystalline Silica Casting Media

March 19 - December 31, 2020

Events & Webinars

Ceramics Expo 2020, Booth #618

May 05-06, 2020

Client Successes

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ACCUCAST FLOUR ID

Intermediate-density inert ceramic flour Learn More

ACCUCAST FLOUR ID
ACCUCAST FLOUR LD

Low-density inert ceramic flour Learn More

ACCUCAST FLOUR LD
ACCUCAST HT

Intermediate-density, High-temperature Ceramic Casting Media Learn More

ACCUCAST HT
ACCUCAST ID

High-performance, Intermediate-density ceramic casting media Learn More

ACCUCAST ID
ACCUCAST LD

High-performance, low-density ceramic casting media Learn More

ACCUCAST LD
CARBOBEAD LT

High-Performance Ceramic Media Learn More

  CARBOBEAD LT
CARBOBEAD SCOUR

Intermediate-density, High-temperature Ceramic Casting Media Learn More

  CARBOBEAD SCOUR

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Location

Cast media costs reduced by 55% per cubic foot and cleaning time lowered by 75%
Louisiana, USA

Switch to ACCUCAST ceramic casting media from zircon sand improves the quality of specialty parts while reducing media and finishing costs for industrial foundry. Learn More

Cast media costs reduced by 55% per cubic foot and cleaning time lowered by 75%
Reduction in media use and metal penetration significantly lowers operational cost
Mexico

Replacing silica sand with ACCUCAST ceramic casting media eliminates penetration and veining defects. Learn More

Reduction in media use and metal penetration significantly lowers operational cost
Casting defects eliminated, saving a billion-dollar casting project
Midwestern US

Switching to ACCUCAST ceramic casting media from olivine sand achieved necessary dimensional tolerances for aluminum marine foundry project. Learn More

Casting defects eliminated, saving a billion-dollar casting project
Cleaning cost reduced while achieving high casting precision
Southern US

Replacing olivine sand with ACCUCAST ceramic casting media reduces cleaning costs and eliminates veining defects. Learn More

Cleaning cost reduced while achieving high casting precision
Production rate increase avoids capital investment for a new line addition
Northeastern USA

ACCUCAST ceramic casting media increases production and reduces defects compared to silica sand in lost foam process. Learn More

Production rate increase avoids capital investment for a new line addition
Los costos de medios de fundición se redujeron un 55% por pie cúbico y el tiempo de limpieza se disminuyó un 75%.
Louisiana

Cambiar de arena circón a ACCUCAST cerámica como medio de fundición mejora la calidad de las piezas de especialidad y al mismo tiempo reduce los costos del medio y de terminación para fundiciones industriales. Learn More

Los costos de medios de fundición se redujeron un 55% por pie cúbico y el tiempo de limpieza se disminuyó un 75%.

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Ceramic media increases precision, reduces defects and improves safety in green sand casting

Learn how ACCUCAST improves accuracy, reproducibility and capability while decreasing the incidence of a number of defects.  Learn More

Ceramic media increases precision, reduces defects and improves safety in green sand casting
Ceramic media improves casting quality, reduces production time

Eagle Foundrys’ operation needed to achieve compliance with OSHA silica dust permissible exposure limits (PEL) without compromising product quality, process efficiency or economic performance. They decided to replace its entire silica sand system with Carbo Ceramics’ Accucast ID (intermediate density) 70 ceramic casting media. As a result, CARBO Accucast reduced resin, media costs, media consumption, surface cleaning time, and improved the casting surface finish. Modern Casting, June 2018 Learn More

Manufacturing Solutions

With over 40 years of manufacturing experience that includes state-of-the-art facilities and process expertise, we ensure the highest quality products are manufactured to deliver value to our customers. 

 

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