Automotive Casting Inspection

Automotive component manufacturers make castings through the die-casting process, which forces molten metal into a steel mold to create solid block parts used in the automotive industry. Automotive castings have complex cavities and passages that need an internal visual inspection to check for cracks, porosity, burrs, and other defects. InterTest, Inc. offers a variety of remote visual inspection tools specific for locating and documenting defects to comply with any automotive quality assurance management system.

Automotive castings are traditionally solid aluminum or cast iron parts typically made by the die-casting process. The die-casting process forces molten metal into a unique steel mold to form a specific automotive component with complex internal cavities and passages. This casting method used in the automotive industry produces high precision, low weight, and pressure tightness parts used in engines and other auto parts.  

Common automotive casting components are cam housings, intake manifolds, balance shaft housings, and wheels. These parts are prime examples of utilizing die-casting methods because machining their complex geometries from a solid block would be costly and inefficient.