Today a group of 20 students visited the Pacific Steel Casting Company LLC in Berkeley since 1934. We were able to witness the processes from computer simulation to the final steel product including the pouring of stainless steel components. We want to thank Pacific Steel Casting Company and our hosts (Lalit Anand; Jorge Costa; David Droesch; Tim Thulasiraman; Ericka Ledesma ) for the fantastic tour and allowing us to learn first hand what it takes to produce high quality casting products right here in Berkeley.
Electric arc furnace heating the metal
Transporting the liquid steel to the molds
Pouring the steel into the molds.
Observing the casting process
Cutting and grinding the excess material
Learning about the process
The office at sunrise
Heat treatment furnace