Aristo-Cast selected to produce wheels, mirror brackets, and steering wheel for classic 1962 VW Bus retrofit using generatively designed wheel rims and wing-mirror arms.

This project was in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Volkswagen Innovation and Engineering Center in California.

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Paul Leonard from Aristo-Cast will be speaking at AFS Congress April 2018!

Casting of the Year Case Study from Aristo-Cast

Paul Leonard, Aristo-Cast Inc., Almont, MI
Wednesday, April 4, 1:30 p.m.
Paul Leonard, will present the case study of an innovative cast aerospace seat frame that earned the company Casting of the Year honors in 2017.



2017 AFS Casting Of The Year Winner

Aerospace Seatback Frame

  • Material: Magnesium
  • Process: Investment Casting
  • Weight: 1.7 lb
  • Dimensions: 17.4 x 17 x 0.8 inches
  • Application: Lightweight seatback frame supporting passenger seats in aircraft.


Aristo-Cast Produced the MAIN Event Trophy

Aristo-Cast takes great PRIDE in being the supplier of the Awards each year at the MAIN Event (MotorCity Automotive Industry Night). The recipients of these awards are the Leaders in engineering; e.g., Elon Musk, SpaceX (see photo). This reservation-required event recognizes and honors automotive industry executives and showcases next generation design graduates. The MAIN Event Design Awards have become a coveted symbol of achievement.

Featured this year is executive Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, who is widely known for his design contribution to the European luxury brand. Also awarded will be multi-industry innovator Daniel Simon, former senior designer at Bugatti and Volkswagen, whose clients now include Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, Lotus, and SpaceX. He is acclaimed for creating iconic fantasy vehicles for Hollywood blockbuster films such as Tron: Legacy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Prometheus, and Oblivion.

Aristo-Cast used state-of-the-art rapid prototyping and investment casting techniques to cast the iconic MAIN Event trophy presented at the MAIN Event kick-off to the Detroit Auto Show. View our video on the right for a look behind the scenes.


June, 2014

Aristo-Cast Announced as
AFS 2014 Metalcaster of the Year!

Our annual "Metalcaster of the Year" award goes to a firm that exemplifies the best of North American metalcasting. Aristo-Cast is this year's recipient for continuously conquering new challenges on behalf of its customers. This established job shop often delivers investment castings thought to be impossible and works closely with its clients to achieve their goals.

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May 20, 2014

Materion unit partners with Aristo-Cast

Elmore, Ohio – Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites, a Materion Corp. business, has qualified and entered into a strategic manufacturing and marketing partnership with Aristo-Cast Inc. of Almont, Mich., for its proprietary AlBeCast aluminum-beryllium investment castings product line. The two companies initiated their partnership in October 2013.

Aristo-Cast is a recognized global leader in complex castings from lightweight materials, especially magnesium alloy investment casting. Aristo-Cast has received numerous awards for best in class magnesium castings from the American Foundry Society, the Investment Casting Institute, and the International Magnesium Association.

Leveraging off its lightweight alloy investment casting experience, Aristo-Cast provides Materion with a breakthrough shell technology that in qualification proved not only to improve casting quality, but dramatically reduce production costs of aluminum-beryllium investment castings. Shell technology refers to the process of producing the hollow ceramic shells into which molten metal is poured to make the castings.

"Aristo-Cast technology represents a game-changing development for the production of AlBeCast," said Lawrence Ryczek, Vice President and General Manager of Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites.

"With the Aristo-Cast shell technology, our expanded capability and world class casting team, we are confident AlBeCast will capture new applications that weren't possible even two years ago," he continued. "We are in qualification with a number of aerospace, defense, and semiconductor firms seeking to capitalize on this alloy system and casting technology breakthrough. As previously announced, we are in qualification with Lockheed as a supplier for the F-35 Lightning II's Electro-Optical Targeting System."

Jack Ziemba, president and owner of Aristo-Cast said, "When Materion approached us about partnering with them, we immediately embraced this win-win opportunity. Aristo-Cast investment casting technology is recognized as industry leading, and its use with aluminum-beryllium material has been demonstrated to be a great fit. Materion has the resources to grow the reinvigorated AlBeCast product line, and we look forward to working side by side with them to do it."

The Aristo-Cast partnership coincides with Materion's own new investment in casting technology, equipment, and upgrades at its Elmore facility. The operation offers customers rapid prototyping and solidification modeling to provide investment cast parts with short lead times and competitive pricing. Aluminum-beryllium castings provide favorable cost/benefit advantages for technically demanding applications requiring a combination of ultra-light weight, stiffness, mechanical stability, and thermal properties.

Materion Corp., headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets. Products include precious and non-precious specialty metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems.

Source: Materion Corp.

March 16-19, 2014

The Spring Management Meeting addresses management concerns of Institute member companies. Topics ranging from personnel issues to government regulations to health & safety and environmental concerns are included in this annual event. The Spring Management Meeting is open to North American MEMBERS ONLY.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
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