Sand casting and vertical in-mold inoculation allow Urick to achieve near-net shape for complex components — no cutting or welding necessary. That translates to faster turnaround times.
Urick maintains lifetime patterns for our partners, meaning a part you produced through us can be replicated for both the length of your train and the length of our relationship.
Austempering allows us to emulate the hardness of forged steel while preserving the elongation and wear resistance properties of ductile iron, all at a reasonable cost.
What kinds of locomotive parts does Urick manufacture?
Urick specializes in the manufacture of top caps and housings for railcar connectors, but is capable of casting a variety of unique parts for the rail transport industry. Give us an idea of your specifications and we will work closely with you to achieve it.
What is austempering and why is it a common treatment for locomotive parts?
Austempering is a heat treatment process that makes ductile iron harder, on par with steel. Because railcars are subjected to extreme forces and travel thousands of miles of track, it's vital they possess the wear capability for such arduous journeys.
Does Urick offer value-added services for locomotive parts?
Urick offers value-added services through our strong network of experienced supply chain partners, who will capably attend to the machining, heat treating, and painting of your locomotive parts. Better yet, we will carefully manage every step of the supply chain, meaning the deliverable is a part meeting your exact specifications.
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