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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 »

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 »

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 »