Chicago Extruded Metals supports its customers with 24-hour response to quotations, design and technical assistance. The company manufactures extruded brass shapes, rod, bar and precision components for a variety of industries and applications. It employs horizontal continuous casting coupled with indirect extrusion. This process is recognized within its industry as an optimum method for manufacturing defect-free extrusions. Chicago Extruded Metals in-house die and tooling capabilities combine computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing with wire electrical-discharge machining providing fast turnaround of design and prototype development. In addition to free cutting brass, Chicago Extruded Metals casts leaded and naval brasses in the C30,000 and C40,000 series. Customized or 'enhanced application' alloys are available for specific customer needs including severe thread rolling, deep drilling or other processes.