The A&B Difference for Alta Motors

The A&B Difference for Alta Motors

Alta Motors designs and builds the most advanced electric motorcycles in the world. Alta Motors is building the Future of Fast. To that end, their products must maintain absolute safety and integrity under the most severe conditions. Alta Motors runs every component through an array of lab and field tests before it is released.

When corrosion testing in the Alta Motors lab pinpointed a problem with one of their components, their engineers approached A&B Die Casting to research the source of the problem. A&B produced the exact same component for Alta Motors with a notable difference. Namely, the casting from A&B showed superior corrosion resistance. An analysis of the metal in both parts showed that the casting from A&B Die Casting matched the alloy specified by the engineers at Alta Motors, while the part from the other vendor did not meet spec.

“Quality of base materials is paramount for a good part and A&B’s ingot control shines through based on our experience. We recently completed some corrosion tests on aluminum die castings from A&B and another vendor, and saw markedly superior corrosion performance from the A&B part. With all components exposed on a motorcycle we cannot accept a sub-par casting; A&B’s quality certainly makes the difference.”
— Nick Herron, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Alta Motors
https://www.altamotors.co/

The Value Added with A&B Die Casting

The Value Added with A&B Die Casting

Leveraging the die casting process helps maximize your design opportunities.

There is much more to a die cast part than what you hold in your hand. Opportunities abound at A&B Die Casting to add value every step of the way.

Our engineering team is the launch pad for getting a good understanding of how your part will be used. By involving us early in the design process, our customers can leverage our wide-ranging experience of the die cast process to recommend designs that either incorporate all features and sub-assemblies into a single or minimize the number of parts required.

We offer customers significant cost savings and outstanding quality through:
• Design for manufacturability that drives down the cost of your part while building value
• Rapid prototyping that gives a 3-dimensional representation of what your part will look like
• Precision in-house tooling
• Extensive in-house machining capabilities and part finishing
• Excellent delivery and quality, every part, every time

A&B adds value every step of the way to get you the best part at the best price.

Hands Free 3D Scanning for Speed and Accuracy

Hands Free 3D Scanning for Speed and Accuracy

A&B laser scanning is the ideal choice for accurate measurement of complex metal castings.

For measuring complex shapes that are otherwise too time consuming, costly, or simply impossible to measure, an industrial 3D laser scanner is ideal. 3D laser scanners are very fast and easy to use in comparison to traditional handheld methods, such as gauges, calipers, and Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMMs).

A&B Die Casting utilizes the latest in automated 3D scanning equipment to offer rapid and efficient inspection scans of customer parts. A casting is placed on the rotary table of our 3D laser scanner for complete and accurate first-article inspections without human interaction and the risk for human error. This service is always included in tool builds by A&B to ensure your parts are made to specification. Standard CMM inspection is also available for an additional fee.

A&B will also scan parts from other vendors and prepare for you a GD&T report that shows a complete picture of any part deviations. Our laser scanner can accommodate parts as small as the size of a dime up to a height of 48”, depth of 30” and width of 12”.

Whether your parts are made at A&B or elsewhere, give us a call to learn more about our 3D laser scanning.

Fast, Accurate and Permanent Laser Engraving

Fast, Accurate and Permanent Laser Engraving

For permanent, tamper-proof, accurate marking, A&B can now engrave an incredibly sharp image of your custom label or design on almost any material — metal, glass, acrylic, painted surfaces, powder-coated surfaces, you name it — and our rotary capabilities easily handle contoured surfaces.

Unlike labels or screen printing, laser engraving never falls off, never smudges, never fades. And laser engraving from A&B hits the mark every time. We design and build tooling to mark your parts in precisely the same position every time.

For maximum throughput, our laser machine is equipped with a rotary table that continuously rotates parts to the laser. That means we can unload and load parts while the laser is engraving. All in under a minute.

Whether your parts are made at A&B or elsewhere, give us a call to learn more about our custom laser engraving.