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Participating Companies

Featured Illinois Manufacturer:
Chicago Magnesium Casting Co.
About Company   Blue Island, IL



Since 1953 Chicago Magnesium has been at the forefront of magnesium and aluminum sand casting. Chicago Magnesium was the first foundry in the world to supply production castings in the latest magnesium sand casting alloy, WE43.This high strength corrosion resistant alloy developed by MagnesiumElektron offers excellent elevated temperature mechanical properties up to 480˚ F. The alloy is targeted at applications such as helicopter and aero engine transmission cases. Chicago Magnesium has developed capabilities necessary to produce castings weighing up to fifty pounds net. Many casting produced by Chicago Magnesium have thin walls and require complex internal coring to satisfy design applications. Sophisticated computer programs, coupled with rapid prototyping techniques, aid our customers to compress lead times. Chicago Magnesium Casting is synonymous with aerospace  castings. In aluminum, we  produce castings for helicopters, jet fighters, jumbo transports and regional jets, satisfying many diverse applications.


NADCAP accreditation Non-Destructive Testing • Heat Treat • Welding • Chemical Processing (pre-penetrant etch)


Magnesium and aluminum sand casting.

Contact Information:

Bob Littlefield



From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to 20,000 manufacturers employing nearly 600,000 people. 

IMEC, along with our strategic partners, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other friends of manufacturing, have launched this on-line resource to showcase the diversity of products made here and celebrate the companies that manufacture them. In towns from Chicago to Carbondale, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Illinois economy.