5 Non-Ferrous Metal Applications and What They’re Used For

Though non-ferrous metal applications predate the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until advancements in the production of machined components during the Industrial Revolution, and the subsequent impact of the transportation revolution that pushed demand tremendously for their use. The development of the airplane industry, the commercialization of automobiles, and the mass production of durable and recreational… Read more »

Patriot Foundry Completes SBA Emerging Leaders Training

Patriot Foundry owner, Debbie Leuteritz, was recognized at an awards ceremony on Oct. 17, 2017, for completing the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders training program.  The 7-month program focused on future growth for 16 entrepreneurs in the New Hampshire area. Designed to stimulate the expansion of business, the unique program was designed to help… Read more »

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 »