Commencing its commercial operation in 2008, Caparo Aluminium: India is a TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certified aluminium die casting business, located near Chennai. State-of-the-art manufacturing and laboratory facilities, alongside a team of highly skilled engineers, are behind the company’s growing reputation as a leader in the production of high quality aluminium gravity and high pressure die cast parts.
Caparo Aluminium: India supplies a number of high precision aluminium products to many OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers in the automotive industry. Specialists in the manufacture of parts such as compressor housings, transmission cases, oil pans, charge air pipes and brackets, the business is able to offer fully machined and assembled components to meet any customer specific requirements.
Utilising its modern Die Design and Development wing, dedicated to both gravity and high pressure die casting, Caparo Aluminium India’s technical facilities also include solid modelling and flow analysis. In order to ensure that components are of the highest possible quality every time, software packages such as ProE, Catia, Solid Works and Unigraphics are an integral part of the manufacturing process.
The plant’s current gravity die cast capabilities includes sand core making, vertical die casting and tilting. The business also operates 7 automatic high pressure die casting machines, ranging from 250 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes (including shot monitoring and vacuum facilities). In addition, the Caparo Aluminium: India in-house machining unit contains a wide range of turning, vertical and horizontal CNC machines, with component specific wet and dry leak checking stations and dedicated washing machined also available.
The business’ laboratory facilities incorporate:
• Coordinate measuring equipment;
• Radiographic inspection system (X-Ray);
• Cleanliness lab with particle counter;
• Core sand testing facility;
• Video profile projector;
• Surface roughness tester;
• Contour tracer; and
• Metallurgical laboratory microscope.
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CMT Engineering was acquired by Caparo in 1981. It is a grouping of 4 businesses specialising in pipe fittings, insulation components, anti vibration and shock mountings and specialist clamps. For more information please visit www.cmt-engineering.co.uk.