Ermak Foundry and Machining/Northwest Casting Acquires Patriot Foundry & Castings

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The acquisition of Patriot Foundry & Castings by Ermak Foundry and Machining/Northwest Casting (www.ermak.com) furthers the mission of both groups to grow local manufacturing and marries the flexibility of small companies with the quality and efficiency offered by large conglomerates. This acquisition allows both foundries to scale operations, invest in new technologies, and expand the […]

A Guide to Non-Ferrous Metal Casting

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Non ferrous metal casting is a process that has been around since 3200 BCE, which makes it one of the most influential industrial processes of all time. Over the past thousands of years, the technique has been updated and the metals have evolved, but the concept remains timeless. When creating a casting, it’s crucial to […]

Our Foundry Casting Services for the Department of Defense

Casting services for defense-related projects require experience and talent, and the capability and attention to detail that can meet the exacting requirements necessary to fulfill the Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. The importance cannot be understated. Engineered foundry castings account for 90 percent of durable parts. Mission critical parts and components for military vehicles, gears, […]

How to Choose a Company for Your Metal Foundry Work

An estimated 90% of all manufactured goods rely on metal foundry work. Whether it is metal casting components for products or the machines required to produce the components for those products, foundries are the backbone of the industrial world. For most, however, metal foundry work conjures images of molten metal filled vats producing harden steel […]

Metal Corrosion Properties & Rust Explained

We all know rust when we see it, the familiar reddish-brown flaky coating found on hinges, nails, screws, and the like. As a form of corrosion, rust is one of the main differences in comparing ferrous metals vs non-ferrous metals. The key is iron rusts, and ferrous metals are metals derived from iron, and include carbon […]