Maize, Kan. — Reiloy USA has built a new 60,000-square-foot barrel manufacturing facility with a test lab at its U.S. headquarters site.
The company, formerly Reiloy Westland Corp., also added two electrically induced centrifugal casting lines to make liners that are spun into the electrically heated barrel blanks.
The new casting lines will allow Reiloy USA to manufacture more "just-in-time" inventory for blanks and barrels to be used primarily within the injection and extrusion markets.
Company officials believe Reiloy is now one of two suppliers to cast bimetallic cylinders in the U.S.
Reiloy uses a proprietary casting process and alloy powder technology developed by parent company Reifenhäuser Group in Troisdorf, Germany
"With this process we can now make standard and premium tungsten carbide barrel blanks that are one of the highest wear resistant barrel liners on the market right here in the heart of America," a company news release says.
The additional capacity means up to 90 percent of the current items manufactured in Kansas will use the latest casting, drilling, honing and milling technologies while reducing lead time for customers, the release also says.
In addition, the facility offers broad metallurgical lab testing for bimetallic barrels and components.
For more information, call 800-247-1144 or go to www.reiloyusa.com.