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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

The Differences Between Zinc Alloy vs Stainless Steel

Zinc alloys and stainless steel are common materials used for parts in many applications. Choosing zinc alloys vs. stainless steel as a material would depend on the specific applications each alloy is best suited for (this includes the casting of each alloy). The finished product will have its own mechanical and physical properties that determine… Read more »

Die Casting vs Sand Casting

There are plenty of casting services available in today’s market. Two of the more basic and popular are die casting and sand casting. Below we dive into what each type of casting involves, as well as the benefits and costs of each. This will be helpful to determine which type of casting best suits your… Read more »

Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Metals

The textbook difference between ferrous vs non-ferrous metals is the presence of iron; ferrous metals are those made of or from iron, while non-ferrous metals are those that do not contain iron. The word ferrous is derived from the Latin ferrum, meaning “iron,” and like copper and bronze, the word not only denotes a metal widely… Read more »