MIRA Alloy Steels
We strive to be the best in the business. By ensuring our facilities are certified to international standards such as ISO 9001 and others, we guarantee that we are not just qualified but focused on constant improvement. Not only do our employees prove this, but our facility capabilities do as well.
We recently purchased another foundry to meet current demand and prepare for future growth, which doubled our capacity and production opportunities.
Below is the combined capabilities of our two foundries.
Our foundries are ever growing to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations
Our facilities can pour 14.5 tons per day on demand, or 375 tons of cast metal per month, which is nearly the same amount of metal as 2.5 Statues of Liberty! We can also pour one single piece of cast metal from a few pounds to 1.65 tons. The significant size of a 1.65 ton cast can provide enormous opportunities for anyone who requires large-sized molds.
14.5 Tons per day
375 Tons per month
MIRA has the ability to mold castings from a few pounds to a whooping 1.65 tons as a single piece. This is due to our molds’ sizes having the ability to span to as large as
6.5 feet x 6.5 feet x 3.6 feet.
Having in-house engineering pattern makers allows us to offer any custom mold shapes or types, from standard valve types to unique custom designs; we can meet the needs of any request.
Once the tooling process is complete, we have various molding methods to produce casts and forms that meet the needs of any. We have built our foundries around providing both economical and high-quality options. Here are examples of the different procedures MIRA uses.
This process allows for extremely precise castings.
The CO2 processing is a sand molding option that strengthens the sand by passing CO2 gas over the mold. This process produces an optimal casting surface which allows for even more precision than the Airset process. This process is needed when dimensions on castings are required to be extremely precise. Such a process would be ideal for castings used in the engineering and automotive industries.
This process will significantly reduce the amount of time needed to machine the casting to specification, proving potential saving costs in the long run.
The heat treatment process is a highly controlled process that provides the foundry with the ability to dictate the metallurgical properties of the cast metal. Essentially this is done in two main ways, either with controlled heating or cooling. Heat treating is essential to meet industrial standards.
Depending on the type of metal and the characteristics needed, a process of slow reheating, flash cooling, or control cooling will be introduced to the post cast metal. The heat treating will then influence the metal’s hardness, tensile strength, and other properties.
MIRA has a massive oven that can hold 10 tons of cast metal when needed. When including all heat treating ovens, we can heat treat a total of 20 tons of metal at one time.
The 6 PLC controlled oil-fired furnaces, the 2 PLC controlled gas-fired furnaces and the 1 electric furnace provides us with the ability to accurately control the heating and cooling processes.
Being NORSOK, API, and ASTM approved and having an agitation system with a 44000-liter water tank capacity, grants us with the needed compliance to properly quench any metal.
20 Tons of heat treatment capabilities
Shot blasting, or sandblasting, is a crucial treatment process that surface cleans carbon and low alloy steel castings. The process will allow for a resurfacing of the casting that provides a clean surface finish. Additionally, it provides a beautiful finish before we send it to our machining facility.
We house multiple machines with the capability to shot-blast a single-piece casting that can weigh as much as 2 tons.
One of the advantages MIRA has is owning an extensive array of CNC machines. We provide only the best possible finish and meet any custom design requirements. MIRA or its affiliated companies with its three machine shops can machine any specialized machining requirements when needed.
CNC machines with 5 ton capacities
From melting to machining, MIRA inspects each casting thoroughly and records all findings throughout the process. Not only do we adhere closely to the industrial Standards like ASTM, DIN, EN, ANSI, ASME, and ISO, but we will also allow for any additional requirements that the customer may require.
We take our quality very seriously and ensure that all of our MTRs are 100% accurate. If our customers need additional information on our Mill Test Reports, we are always pleased to carry out this request.
There are many steps in the quality control process, and much equipment is needed to verify quality control checkpoints accurately, which is why we have the following equipment:
At MIRA, we do not want anything to come between providing the best service to our customers. We have even invested in owning five backup generators, which can create enough power to run not one but both foundries.
Investments like these assure our staff and customers that nothing will stop us from meeting our deliveries and providing the best possible service.
Computing Systems Infrastructure
MIRA has excellent computing and networking infrastructure. Our engineers, accountants, office staff, and production foundry workers have the necessary facilities to work efficiently in a professional setting and environment.
With a dedicated high-speed broadband network, we can work seamlessly with customers all over the world to provide on-demand customer support and service.
Our corporate headquarters in Canada has integrated MIRA into their computer ERP system for live feed integration.
A world-class facility needs to be able to work worldwide.