• When it comes to plumbing valves, there simply is no match for brass components.Lofthouse adds another element of value to the equation.  In this particular application, the product was originally conceived as a multi-piece assembly.    

  • Lofthouse worked with the OEM to incorporate all components into a one-piece forging.  The machining performed at Lofthouse, which includes an internal thread running the full length of the part, is completed in less than 10 seconds.  The result: a very high-quality part at a surprisingly low cost.

  • Brass, composed of approximately 60% copper, is a sound choice when conductive properties are required in an electrical application.

  • This component is ideal for forging because machining from solid bar would result in an unacceptable amount of scrap.

  • For safety related applications such as brake, steering and suspension systems, aluminum forging provides unparalleled strength-to-weight ratios, an issue particularly close to the hearts of those in this industry.

  • Lofthouse produces millions of valves every year for a myriad of applications.                        

  • Brass and aluminum forgings offer robust products in demanding applications such as pressure vessels; they are equally effective in diverting water, air or gasses.       

  • For low to moderate volume production, we employ dedicated machining work cells using CNC mills and lathes. High-volume runs benefit from multi-million dollar transfer machines that reduce unit cost while maintaining exceptional quality and precision. So whatever your needs, Lofthouse is prepared to meet them.

  • When it comes to the stringent weight and safety requirements of the automotive industry, aluminum forging beats aluminum die casting hands down.

  • Unlike die castings which often require impregnation to prevent leak paths, porosity-free forged components make them the clear choice over die-casting where the part’s function includes being a pressure vessel.   

  • Forging produces exceptional tensile strength compared to die casting, often at a lower component weight – so when the application calls for a high-strength component, forging is the superior choice.