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Fansteel, Inc. is a manufacturer of precision engineered components for the global aerospace and industrial markets.

Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Creston, Iowa, the Company is one of only a handful of manufacturers globally that has the expertise and capacity to produce critical castings that meet the stringent design and performance demands of major aerospace OEMs.

Fansteel serves its customers through its four business units :

Wellman Dynamics

Wellman Dynamics is the industry leader in the production of highly complex precision aluminum and magnesium sand castings for the military and commercial aerospace industry. Wellman’s castings are highly differentiated from most competitors in the sand casting industry due to both their size and complexity. Wellman’s largest casting weighs approximately 630 lbs and the its most complex casting requires a mold that is hand-assembled from 125 individual intricate components called cores.

Wellman Dynamics
Machining & Assembly

Wellman Dynamics Machining & Assembly (“WDMA”) is an AS9100 certified CNC machine shop that designs and produces large precision parts and assemblies primarily for the aerospace and defense markets, including hydraulic accumulator and actuator assemblies. WDMA also finishes the machining of Wellman Dynamics castings and associated assembly of completed transmissions.

American Sintered Technologies

American Sintered Technologies ("AST") is a manufacturer of precision net shape powdered metal parts from various metals including stainless steel, iron, brass and bronze. AST’s products range in size from a few ounces to four pounds in weight.


Intercast produces a wide range of Investment Castings in diverse shapes and sizes out of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals including stainless steels, bronze, nickel base, alloy steels and other metals.
Intercast located in Reynosa,Mexico approximately 10 miles from McAllen, Texas and operates as a maquiladora.
Texas and Mexico

Fansteel employs over 850 employees across the United States and Mexico.

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