CSM’s quality program is based on the ISO 9001 format system using Standard Operating Procedures. These practices ensure that the highest quality Aluminum shot, of consistent size, shape and chemistry is provided to all of our customers. We sample our Aluminum shot every 6,000 to 8,000 pounds to verify our chemical analysis. Our optical emissions spectrometer can test up to 26 different elements. The Certificate of Analysis shows all customer purchase order specifications and SPC run charts show the key chemical elements for current and prior shipments.


 

Reverb Furnaces

CSM uses two state of the art Reverberating Furnaces to melt only high purity aluminum. The addition of a second furnace in 2011 increased our production capacity, plus provides a backup in the event of equipment failure.

Casting Pit

The Casting Pit is where the aluminum is cast into pellet form and cooled. All operational parameters must be consistently met to ensure proper shape and size.

Kiln Dryer

CSM uses a Rotary Kiln Dryer to remove all moisture from the pellets after they are cast and cooled. The pellets are also sized by screening after drying.

 

Aluminum Grades

Grade Max % Si Max % Fe Max % Zn Max % V Max % Ga Max % OE Max % OT
99.99 0.004 0.004 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.01
99.97 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.03
P0303 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.03
P0404 0.04 0.04 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.03
P0506 0.05 0.06 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.05
P0610 0.06 0.1 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05
P1015 0.1 0.15 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.05