What it means to be a Meehanite Foundry

Pouring Metal at the Willman Industries Iron Foundry

Long History of Important Innovation

Willman Industries has long been a Meehanite foundry.  The reason is the Meehanite process consistently produces great castings.  There really is no substitute for Meehanite castings that give you a strong, wear-resistant casting at the right price.

Meehanite Metal Corporation has been around since the late 1920s. The process was developed by the Ross Meehan Foundry in Chattanooga, TN.  It is considered to be “the earliest form of foundry statistical process control.”*  Using this process a variety of different types of iron can be produced that guarantee high quality at the lowest cost possible.  Now, Meehanite is used throughout the world including Europe, Asia, North America, and South America.  We are proud to be one of the few certified Meehanite® Foundries in the United States ready to handle all of your Meehanite® and other iron casting needs.

The Meehanite Process

The Meehanite process modifies graphite structures and controls the properties of cast iron in relation to casting sections by adding alkaline earth silicides to an iron low in carbon-reducing the carbides making the iron strong, uniform, and very machineable.  This is accomplished by a documented and controlled process and material set.  By using this process our foundry is able to produce a wide range of iron, including nodular and flake graphite.

The dense and fine grain structure of a Meehanite casting ensures solidity and uniform physical properties regardless of mass or section.  This is all controlled by the Meehanite process which only a few foundries have been certified to provide.

Because the Meehanite process is so controlled, including everything from material selection to cooling procedures, it is easy for a Meehanite foundry like Willman to consistently produce your parts right the first time.


What Are You Waiting For?

Our quality management systems and process controls assure a consistent product.  That is because metallurgical quality is a priority at Willman Industries.  Willman produces most of the commonly used grades of gray iron and ductile iron. Send us the drawings and specifications of your latest project today and we will provide timely feedback and/or quotations.

We would love to be able to talk to you about how we could service your needs.  Our knowledgeable staff is available for consultations and we can even give you a tour of the facility.

Call us today for a quote or a tour of our facilities!




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