Contact Information
Midwest Brass Forging Co.
10015-21 Franklin Ave.
Franklin Park, IL, 60131
Phone: 847-678-7023
Fax: 847-678-8331

Shop Capabilities

Materials

With nine presses ranging from 250 to 700 tons, and even more on the way, the facilities can accommodate a wide range of materials. Below is a list of materials and approximately what size range we can handle.

  • Brass: A few ounces up to 9 pounds.
  • Bronze: A few ounces up to 9 pounds.
  • Copper: A few ounces up to 3 pounds.
  • Aluminum: A few ounces up to 1.5 pounds.

We work with a large variety of alloys of each of these materials. We have recently expanded into more brass, low lead brass, no lead brass, bronze, and copper alloys such as C145, C182, C464, C675, C676, and C6731.

Tooling

The tooling needed to get a job done can either be supplied by the customer or we will have it manufactured by one of the local tool shops we have partnered with.

All Forge, Trim, Piercing, and Coining dies not supplied by the customer are made locally and maintained in our die shop. Die storage was recently improved with the addition of a racking system in 2009.

Finishing

The parts we supply to the customer can be in a variety of different states. Anywhere from just off the forge press with the flash still attached, to a completely machined and finished part. We have developed working relationships with local machining companies who can handle any type of finish machining on forged parts.

The shop has two tumble burnish machines and one tumble blast machine used for the standard surface finish on all orders. Another tumble blast machine is targeted for installation in 2009 - 2010. If a type of surface finish is required that we cannot do in house, then we can accomplish that finish through one of our partner companies.

Quality Assurance

We ensure that the quality of all our products meet the customers specifications. To accomplish this we have a Company Quality Manual which is followed throughout each production run. All parts are subjected to a final inspection for integrity and surface finish before shipment to the customer.
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