What is an Alloy and Why are They Used?

There’s a good chance you have heard of alloys, but do you know what one is? Believe it or not, you probably encounter alloys in your everyday life without even knowing it. Alloys are present in cookware, jewelry, tools and more. So, what is an alloy and why are they used? Read on to learn more!… Read more »

The 3 Types of Sand Used for Sand Casting

Sand casting, or sand mold casting, is a popular method of producing non-ferrous alloy casts.  Invented over 6,000 years ago, this process has undergone a number of changes and modernizations over the years, but the basic principals have remained the same. From small DIY operations to major commercial foundries, the technique has been replicated many times!… Read more »

What is the Metal Solidification Process?

Casting is a common metal solidification process which utilized the melting and re-solidification of a metal or alloy within a mold to produce a final desired product. Casting is often used to create complex shapes that would be complicated or expensive to manufacture using other methods. When customers ask us what the solidification process involves,… Read more »

Foundry Sand Casting Process: Step by Step

Metal casting is the process in which molten metal is poured into a mold and allowed to solidify into an object. The object that solidifies is called a casting. Sand casting is defined as pouring of molten metal into a sand mold and allowing it to solidify in the mold. Sand casting is the most… Read more »

Casting Defects: Are You Working with a Quality Foundry?

Casting Defects

When choosing a foundry, one has to make sure it is of the highest quality to avoid pitfalls in the engineering process such as casting defects. The proper design and molding from a trusted foundry can provide a defect free cast, but due to some control limitation and human interference, defects can always occur.  Anything… Read more »